TDN World Desk: Crores of poor people and daily wage earners are hit hard due to the ongoing lock down. AIMIM Supremo Asaduddin Owaisi demanded that Prime Minister Narendra Modi release excess stock stored in Food Corporation of India godowns to States for distribution to the poor.

“There are 77 million tons with the FCI. Release this, Mr Prime Minister. For what day is this kept? It is for this day. With the rabi crop, the reserves will increase. Give it to all States,” said Owasis while delivering his speech on a Shab-e-Baraat occasion on Thursday.

Asserting the possibility of extension in lock down, he said, Poor must get Rs 5,000 deposited in their accounts if lockdown extended”.