Lalu demands ‘Right to Food’ as fundamental right

Patna, January 31: After enforcing a successful Bihar bandh protesting price rise, RJD chief Lalu Prasad today demanded “Right to Food” be declared as fundamental right of the people.

Besides, the Centre should place the Right to Food Guarantee and Security Bill in Parliament and enact it into a law for the benefit of the poor, Prasad said after taking over the charge of the party for the seventh term in succession in an open session of RJD here.

Later in a political resolution, the party ratified Prasad’s demand for Right to Food as fundamental right and said the United Nations had passed a resolution in 1974 declaring ‘food’ as the fundamental right of the people.

As many as 156 countries had ratified the resolution, it said.