TNI Bureau: The main Opposition BJP questioned on the Centre’s announcement of direct cash transfer scheme, describing it as a violation of poll code. It said that the move is a conspiracy ahead of the Gujarat Polls. The saffron party also lodged a complaint with the Election Commission of India against the decision.
While, Congress claimed the cash transfer scheme will enhance the welfare systems like job guarantee, food guarantee, health guarantee, forest produce guarantee, etc, the BJP suspected on the government’s announcement.
Opposing the move, senior BJP leaders like LK Advani, Sushma Swaraj, and Arun Jaitley submitted a memorandum to Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) V S Sampath demanding the withdrawal of the scheme.
They alleged that the scheme will influence the voting in Gujarat and the Congress will take the advantage of the scheme.
Meanwhile, the PMO has directed the ministries and departments for the implementation of the scheme, which is likely to be operationalised from January 1, 2013.