Dr. Subramanian Swamy in support of Sant Shri Asaram Bapu
Swamy vows to challenge UPA ‘unconstitutional’ dream move
Terming the UPA Government’s dream project ‘Direct Cash Transfer Scheme’ as an unconstitutional move, Janata party chief Subramanian Swamy on Wednesday said he would challenge the scheme in court soon. Observing that direct cash transfer to beneficiaries in place of distribution of subsidised public goods is an impropriety of Demands for Grants approved by Parliament, Swamy urged the NDA-ruled States not to implement the Centre’s project.
“The scheme is unconstitutional since it proposes to transfer tax payers’ funds presently in Parliament-approved Welfare Schemes, through a cartel of District Magistrates and District Congress Committee presidents. According to the Constitution, and Demand for Grants approved by Parliament, fund is through allocation implemented through Ministries of the Union Government.
“I therefore condemn the PM for subverting the Constitution, and abdicating his responsibility to his oath of office by agreeing to this scheme which is nothing but legitimising corruption through an unconstitutional cartel of District Magistrates and District Congress presidents, thereby collapsing the concept of constitutional separation of powers,” said Swamy in a statement here.
Accusing the scheme as “fraud on the Constitution”, Swamy said he would approach courts challenging the new project. “I urge all NDA-ruled States hence to inform the Centre that they will not implement this fraud on the Constitution. I also warn the PM that if this scheme is pushed through and implemented from January 1, 2013 as announced then I will approach the courts making him also a respondent, along with Sonia Gandhi and her son Rahul Gandhi,” he said.