Senior BJP leader says:
Ravish Tiwari: Your NDA government is held responsible by some for converting the Public Distribution System from universal to a targeted one. What is your stand on NREGA and schemes like targeted PDS?
I was the chairman of the Public Accounts Committee in this Parliament for a while and I examined NREGA. I found that NREGA is not a success story, it is a disaster story. It is simply a hand-out and not always to the deserving. A great deal of this money goes to the village sarpanch. NREGA is a criminal wastage of money.