'Direct cash transfer scheme will be last nail in UPA's coffin'

Rupashree Nanda, CNN-IBN | Dec 15, 2012 at 09:07pm


' ...if they go ahead with the illusion that they can implement mass cash transfers before 2014 elections this will be the last nail in the coffin of the UPA government' said Jean Dreze. He also termed as ' dangerous' the political ambition in direct cash transfers that seeks to reduce the stake of of the state governments. Villagers from across the country demanded a quick passage of the food bill, foodgrain and not cash in the Public Distribution System and a universal PDS. Dreze spoke to CNN IBN's Rupashree Nanda at the three day long Right to Food campaign at Jantar Mantar, New Delhi.