24 October, 2020

Freshly Minted Cheer

Whatever the cons, cash transfers will help the UPA stand up again

Jitender Gupta
Freshly Minted Cheer
outlookindia.com
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In The Ascendant?

After being battered for months, the headlines are changing for the Manmohan Singh government:

  • R.P. Singh, an insider from CAG, has disputed the CAG figure in the 2G spectrum allocation scam
  • The flop of the 2G re-auction seems to underline UPA’s case for first-come-first-served allocation
  • The travails of BJP president Nitin Gadkari at the hands of his own partymen have helped
  • Kamal Nath and Rajiv Shukla have managed the parliamentary impasse over the FDI debate
  • The hanging of Ajmal Kasab has struck a chord with some sections of the population
  • Cash transfers are an electoral trumpcard of sorts

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Money, they say, makes the world go round. After months and seasons of despair, there is suddenly a spring in the step of Congress leaders. Pushed into a corner, they have pulled quite a rabbit out of their hat in the form of direct cash transfers. The efficacy, morality and  workability...

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