Aadhaar benefited only the project head: Sinha

11:47 AM, Thursday, February 27th, 2014

Yashwant-SinhaBangalore: The only person who has benefitted from Aadhaar scheme is the man heading the project, who got a nomination from the Congress to contest the Lok Sabha polls, senior BJP leader and former Union Finance minister Yashwant Sinha has said.

“The parliamentary committee on finances in its report suggested that the government should drop the Aadhaar scheme as it was not feasible. Yet the government went ahead spending thousands of crores of rupees to generate Aadhaar numbers. The only person to benefit is its head,” Sinha said, without naming Nandan Nilekani, the chairperson of Unique Identification Authority of India. Nilekani is likely to contest Lok Sabha elections from Bangalore South constituency.

Sinha was delivering a talk on “UPA 1 and 2: Scams, economic failures and hampered development” organised by the BJP for invited industrialists and entrepreneurs in Bangalore on Wednesday. Sinha claimed the banking industry had become the latest “victim” of the “misrule” of the UPA government. “If the economy does not pick up, the sector will be in unimaginable problem”, Sinha said

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