Rahul Gandhi takes dig at PM Modi for ridiculing MGNREGA

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Congress chief Rahul Gandhi on Monday stated Narendra Modi, who “ridiculed” MGNREGA when he took over as Prime Minister in 2014, was “forced to accept” the truth that the formidable rural job scheme introduced in by the earlier UPA authorities performed the function of “saviour” of individuals of the nation through the COVID-19 pandemic.

Inaugurating a Kudumbasree Sangamam at Poothadi Grama Panchayat in his constituency right here, the Congress chief stated the Congress works for the empowerment of the poor and alleged that the thought of the ruling BJP was to empower essentially the most highly effective.

“When Modi became Prime Minister, in the Parliament House, in front of all of us, he ridiculed MGNREGA. He said MGNREGA was an insult to the Indian people,” Gandhi alleged, as he started his two-day go to to his constituency in poll- sure Kerala.

He stated the Prime Minister was compelled to extend the work and cash of the scheme through the unfold of coronavirus within the nation.

“And he was forced to accept during COVID-19 that only MGNREGA played the role of saviour of our people,” Gandhi stated.

He famous that the demand for MGNREGA, which offers social safety for essentially the most susceptible individuals dwelling in rural India by guaranteeing wage employment alternatives, “skyrocketed” throughout COVID.

The Wayanad MP stated each SHGs and the MGNREGA had been introduced in by the UPA authorities not as a “gift” however as “tools for empowerment for making our people stronger.”

He stated when the MGNREGA was introduced in to supply at least 100 days of assured wage employment in a monetary yr to each rural family whose grownup members volunteer to do unskilled handbook work, plenty of individuals questioned it asking why we’re spoiling our individuals by giving charity.

Many claimed MGNREGA scheme was going to break the individuals however the identical individuals are not saying something whereas the federal government is “giving lakhs of crores of rupees to the big business” and “privatising huge public sector companies,” Gandhi alleged.

He additionally stated implementation of the MGNREGA scheme was the key purpose for the “tremendous economic growth” through the UPA interval.

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