Bengaluru: Karnataka Deputy Chief Minister DK Shivakumar on Wednesday said that the beneficiaries of the government welfare scheme must act responsibly. “Beneficiaries will need to provide details of their voter id, Aadhar card and bank account. The scheme money cannot be credited to any another person’s bank account other than the beneficiary,” he said
Speaking to reporters near his Sadashivanagar residence, Shivakumar said that the government wont interfere in homely matters and the family must decide who is the female head of the house to be eligible for scheme benefit.. Voter ID and ration cards contain information about the house occupants, he added.
Taking a jibe at BJP and Janata Dal, the deputy chief minister said that they cannot tolerate the implementation of the Congress’ guarantees. “There is no cure for their jealousy. Those who talk about our scheme should first talk about BJP’s job promise. Let Rs15 lakh be deposited in everyone’s account. Why is nobody asking about it? Is it possible to say no to protestors in a democratic system?,” he said.
Responding to a query on if the tax payers did not vote for him, Shivakumar said, ‘We have decided to help the poor. Tax and GST payers are not asking for this scheme. Many have written to us saying they don’t want the scheme benefits. The authorities have clarified about house tenants on issue of electricity guarantee,” he said.