The government has rejected BJP’s allegation of the direct cash transfer scheme being a violation of poll code on Friday citing the announcement made in the Budget speech in March. Finance Minister, Pranab Mukherjee, had made the first announcement of DCT in his speech on March 16. A statement from the PMO on September 28 was also released by him before the Gujarat elections were announced. According to the complaint; DCT was violating poll code as 4 out of 51 districts selected are in poll-bound Gujarat.
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