“Modi ji had said that people are made to just dig pits under MGNREGA. But the truth is that it is MGNREGA that is pulling out the poor from the pit of economic slump that has been dug by Modi,” Gandhi said in a tweet in Hindi.
मोदी जी ने कहा था कि मनरेगा में लोगों से बस गड्ढे खुदवाए जाते हैं।पर सच्चाई यह है कि जो मोदी जी ने आर्थिक गड्ढा… https://t.co/jMKOOu6swp
— Rahul Gandhi (@RahulGandhi) 1594902892000
Without MGNREGA, not poverty, but the poor will be finished, the former Congress chief said.
He also shared a graph showing the slump in jobs and the rising MGNREGA demand during the coronavirus crisis.
The Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (MGNREGA) is a social security measure that aims to guarantee the ‘right to work’. This act was passed in September 2005 under the UPA government.