February 18, 2024
Rahul Gandhi Backs Mamata Banerjee's Call for MNREGA Dues in Letter to PM Modi
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Rahul Gandhi Backs Mamata Banerjee’s Call for MNREGA Dues in Letter to PM Modi

Rahul Gandhi Backs Mamata Banerjee’s Call for MNREGA Dues in Letter to PM Modi

Rahul Gandhi Backs Mamata Banerjee’s Call for MNREGA Dues in Letter to PM Modi

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi has joined Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee in urging the Centre to release pending dues for the MNREGA social welfare program. In a letter addressed to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Gandhi emphasized the impact of the withheld funds, citing a drastic decline in households availing work and unpaid wages for completed tasks, leading to distress migration. The letter supports Banerjee’s claims that central funds for the welfare program have been on hold since March 2022, creating hardships for vulnerable groups.

Alarming Trends and Human Impact

Gandhi expressed concern over the significant reduction in the number of households benefiting from MNREGA, adversely affecting women, SC, and ST households. He highlighted the distressing choices faced by many due to the lack of work opportunities and unpaid wages. The Congress leader’s letter aims to draw attention to the human impact of delayed funds and dwindling participation in the welfare program.

Collaborative Effort Amidst Political Rift

Gandhi’s support for Banerjee’s cause comes amidst political differences between the two leaders over Lok Sabha seat-sharing in Bengal. Despite the rift, the letter underscores the urgency of addressing the challenges faced by vulnerable communities due to delayed funds. The call for immediate action on MNREGA dues transcends political disagreements, emphasizing the need for collaborative efforts to address pressing socio-economic issues.

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