Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Monday said Narendra Modi, who "ridiculed" MGNREGA when he took over as Prime Minister in 2014, was "forced to accept" the fact that the ambitious rural job scheme brought in by the previous UPA government played the role of "saviour" of people of the country during the COVID-19 pandemic.
"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 said.
"And he was forced to accept during COVID-19 that only MGNREGA played the role of saviour of our people," Gandhi added.
The Congress leader also took out a tractor rally in his Wayanad to support agitating farmers.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi today addressed the nation on the completion of one year of the new National Education Policy via video conferencing.
In his address, PM Modi said that the engineering courses will now be taught in 11 regional languages which will help the poor, needy, Dalits and other backward classes.
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Today, Mamata Banerjee met with Congress president Sonia Gandhi in Delhi; Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan said that the US has ‘really messed it up’ in Afghanistan, The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare pointed out that Kerala now accounts for 50% of all new Covid-19 cases in the country; Billionaire investor Rakesh Jhunjhunwala is planning on having 70 aircraft within four years for a new airline.
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India added 44,230 new coronavirus infections in the last 24 hours taking the total tally of COVID-19 cases to 3,15,72,344. The recoveries recorded have crossed 3.07 crore, according to the Union Health Ministry data updated on Friday.
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Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday released a white paper on India's Covid-19 management. this prompted the BJP to hit back and ask the Wayanad MP to save his suggestions and get vaccinated first. This is what happened.
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Ahead of the Assembly polls in Tamil Nadu, Congress leader Rahul Gandhi is effectively campaigning in several cities of the state. During his rally in Tirunelveli on February 27, Rahul Gandhi said, "I..