Food Security Bill a milestone: Congress
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Last Updated: Tuesday, December 20, 2011, 00:17
New Delhi: Congress on Monday hailed the Food Security Bill approved by the Union Cabinet as a "milestone" like that of the MNREGA and Right to Information Act.

"It is an extremely innovative scheme which is practically efficacious and economically sagacious. It is a milestone. Such a creative initiative has not been thought for decades," party Spokesman Abhishek Singhvi told reporters here.

In response to questions about differences in the Cabinet on the measure, he said there were "no doubting Thomas" in the government and raising questions about viability in fact would help in its proper implementation.

Singhvi's remark came a day after BSP chief Mayawati termed the bill as a ploy of the UPA to gain political mileage ahead of the upcoming Assembly polls in Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand and Punjab.


First Published: Tuesday, December 20, 2011, 00:17

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