- Controversy over handing over Minister Onakkit to Maniyan Pillai Raju.
- Onakit was handed over and the minister went straight to the house.
- Maniyan Pillai Raju with response.
It is alleged that the minister and other officials handed over the kit to Maniyan Pillai Raju at his house after verifying the details on the card by placing his finger on the e-pos machine in the ration shops. Picture of Onakit handing over Minister
The purchase of rice directly from the ration shop was the talk of the town when the propaganda that the free rations distributed during the last lockdown were bad was strong. “The propaganda that rice is bad is so strong on social media that I went directly to the ration shop to buy rice. I bought rice and ate it at home. I did not feel that the rice was bad,” he said.
The then Food Minister P Thilothaman had come directly to the house to congratulate Maniyan Pillai Raju who went to the ration shop and bought rice when the propaganda that rice was bad was strong. Meanwhile, the actor has reacted to the current controversy. “As a celebrity, the minister delivered the kit to his house. He will go to the ration shop and put his finger on the e-pos machine,” he was quoted as saying by Manorama Online.
The government aims to have the kit fully distributed before August 18. The kit will be available to 86 lakh cardholders. Onakit has 16 items, including cloth bags. The card holder will get a kit of Rs 570. 1 kg sugar, coconut oil, roasted beans, 250 g nuts, 100 g tea, chilli powder, salt, turmeric, 1 kg atta, chips – (for BPL card holders only), jaggery dry – 100 g (for BPL card holders only) bath Soap and other ingredients needed to make the stew, including nuts, cardamom, semia-cheese-dried calories, and ghee.