PM's brother Prahlad Modi leads protest against Direct Benefit Transfer Scheme

New Delhi, Dec 5: Prahlad Modi, brother of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, on Tuesday asked the Maharashtra government and the Centre to have a re-look at the Direct Benefit Transfer Scheme involving the public distribution system, saying the programme amounted to a betrayal with ration shop owners. At the same time, he also hit out at the Congress leaders trying to take political advantage from the issue, and said the Narendra Modi government's decisions on demonetisation and implementing the GST may have hurt a few but not those who did their business as per the law.Prahlad Modi, who is the vice president of All India Fair Price Shop Dealers Federation, was addressing a rally after a protest march organised by the Aurangabad District Fair Price Shop Dealers Federation."The Maharashtra government was going to start the Direct Benefit Transfer scheme. The scheme had been assigned to the states by the Centre, but it is not up to the mark."(Maharashtra minister) Girish Bapat had assured in Kolhapur that it would not create problems, but they have started creating troubles for the fair price shop dealers," he alleged.

PTI