The Congress Vice-President Rahul Gandhi, who is on a two-day visit of Assam, while addressing a gathering in Nagaon attacked the Centre on several issues ranging from black money to price rise.
Gandhi used the MGNREGA card to target Prime Minister Narendra Modi, stating that there was a difference in his own government’s welfare scheme and those launched by the former UPA regime.
‘In 2014, Narendra Modi became the Prime Minister, accordingly in the Parliament, he said that MGNREGA is worst ever scheme possible. He said that he will not bring an end to it but would continue with it so that the whole nation knows what a big mistake the Congress Party had committed by implementing this scheme,’ pointed out Gandhi.
Gandhi claimed that the Modi Government only makes false promises, but when it comes to show their work, it comes out with some ‘fair and lovely’ scheme.
The Congress Vice-President also added that if the country wants to bring about change in Indian politics then it must strengthen the hands of leaders in the Panchayat.
‘The 73rd and the 74th amendment of the Indian Constitution transferred the power from the hands of MPs and MLAs to the leaders in the Panchayats. We want more Panchayat leaders to come to the Vidhan Sabha and the Lok Sabha so that the Government carries most of the functions through them,’ he asserted.