NEW DELHI, Dec 3 – The Congress and the BJP today traded barbs over the government’s direct cash transfer scheme after the Election Commission sought a reply from the Centre on the timing of the announcement, reports PTI.
Information and Broadcasting Minister Manish Tewari said the government would provide information to the EC and asked the BJP to make clear its stance on the scheme.
“The BJP should make its position clear on cash transfers. Are they for cash transfers or are they against it. Do they want that the money of the people should go directly into the hands of the people or they do not want the money of the people to go to the people, this is the germane issue,” Tewari told reporters here.
“If the Election Commission has asked the government for a clarification or for some sort of an explanation, I am sure that the appropriate part of the government would provide that information to the Election Commission,” Tewari said.