The death of three children in Delhi reportedly due to starvation was raised in the Lok Sabha by BJP members who attacked the Aam Aadmi Party government for them. Also, Congress MP Deepender Singh Hooda today blamed the Centre and the Delhi government for the deaths and said they cannot "wash their hands" of the incident.

Raising the matter, BJP leaders, Ramesh Bidhuri, Parvesh Verma, and Maheish Girri claimed there was a "ration scam" in Delhi, resulting in subsidised grains not reaching the poor.

The area where the tragedy occurred falls in the constituency of Delhi's deputy chief minister, Bidhuri said attacking the AAP government. The AAP government only indulges in the blame game, he said.

Deepender Hooda of the Congress said both the city government and the Union government were to blame for the deaths.

Three sisters were found dead in east Delhi's Mandawali area with the initial postmortem report hinting that it was a case of starvation, prompting the city government to order a magisterial probe into the matter.

"It is unfortunate that Delhi being the capital of one of the most powerful countries of the world has had to see starvation deaths. "It is absolutely unacceptable. Both the governments, the Kejriwal government in Delhi and the Modi government, are responsible," Hooda told reporters outside Parliament.

The girls, aged eight, four and two years, were taken to a hospital by their mother and a friend on Tuesday, and the hospital authorities informed police about their deaths.