Inaugurating a Kudumbasree Sangamam at Poothadi Grama Panchayat in his constituency right here, the Congress chief mentioned the Congress works for the empowerment of the poor and alleged that the concept of the ruling BJP was to empower essentially the most highly effective.
“When Modi turned Prime Minister, within the Parliament House, in entrance of all of us, he ridiculed MGNREGA. He mentioned MGNREGA was an insult to the Indian individuals,” Gandhi alleged, as he started his two-day go to to his constituency in poll- sure Kerala.
He mentioned the Prime Minister was pressured to extend the work and cash of the scheme through the unfold of coronavirus within the nation.
“And he was pressured to simply accept throughout COVID-19 that solely MGNREGA performed the position of saviour of our individuals,” Gandhi mentioned.
He famous that the demand for MGNREGA, which supplies social safety for essentially the most susceptible individuals residing in rural India by guaranteeing wage employment alternatives, “skyrocketed” throughout COVID.
The Wayanad MP mentioned each SHGs and the MGNREGA had been introduced in by the UPA authorities not as a “present” however as “instruments for empowerment for making our individuals stronger.”
He mentioned 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, a lot of individuals questioned it asking why we’re spoiling our individuals by giving charity.
Many claimed MGNREGA scheme was going to smash the individuals however the identical persons are not saying something whereas the federal government is “giving lakhs of crores of rupees to the large enterprise” and “privatising large public sector firms,” Gandhi alleged.
He additionally mentioned implementation of the MGNREGA scheme was the main cause for the “super financial progress” through the UPA interval.