Reiterating her government`s opposition to Direct Benefit Transfer for LPG scheme, Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa urged Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to put on hold the roll out of proposed Phase-II of the project.
Jairam Ramesh said that there is a need to be "very very careful" to ensure that "lack of a Aadhaar number does not become an alibi of exclusion of the beneficiary".
Finance Minister P Chidambaram will hold consultations with Congress leaders on February 14 amid expectations that the 2013-14 Budget will be a promising affair replete with populist schemes.
SAD MP Harsimrat Kaur Badal said the UPA government wanted to "lure voters" through cash transfer scheme for the next Lok Sabha elections.
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