chidambaram would like the poor to use the service entrance, always, and to never barge in through the front door, i suppose. the nregs shows them their place? what does the nregs (and chidambaram) expect the poor to do? sidle in through the gate of this huge mansion where the mai-baap sarkar lives, and if you get past that and receive a job card, tread softly and unobtrusively, always clinging to the walls of the compound, negotiating assorted other project/programme/panchayat personnel and if you manage to slip past them to the back of the mansion...you wait. till you're called and shown the dirty dishes which you're supposed to clean. without using scrub or soap. and weeks later, when you go back for your wages, follow the same sidling, treading, clinging, waiting process. you might get lucky the first time. and if you don't, follow the same waiting, sidling, treading, clinging, waiting process again.
if he wasn't in power, and he wasn't sitting beside y.s.rajashekhar reddy, who has converted the pre-2004 outrage over farmers' suicides into a mandate for making unimaginable amounts of money (the cpm's top leader in the state had accused the chief minister of making over rs.10,000 crores, significantly, when they were still a part of the u.p.a.,) for his family, his contractor-mlas, and his partymen from large badly planned irrigation projects (canals without reservoirs, reservoirs without water, lift irrigation projects without power), mr.chidambaram, who has lamented on several occasions the purposelessness of 'outlays without outcomes' would see a lot of sense, and not just economic, in naidu's dole.
health and education should've first claim on the revenues of the state, mr.chidambaram? and how did your government at the centre (and in congress ruled andhra pradesh and other states) recognize those claims? expenditure on both areas hasn't reached half the targets you set yourself in the common minimum programme.
you'll talk better sense after losing the elections, i'm sure.