The Congress on Saturday accused the Modi government of lacking the determination to properly implement rural employment guarantee scheme.Congress Communications Incharge Randeep Singh Surjewala told reporters here that rural wages were going down for the last four years and allocations have been delayed. "The Modi government, under a conspiracy, wants to end the MGNREGA (Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Gurantee Act) scheme which guarantees 100 days of unskilled manual work to all rural households in India." He claimed that the guaranteed 100 days of employment had been effectively reduced to 35 days. "Work cannot be done only on the basis of allocation. For getting the work done, will is required. The Modi government has failed on both the fronts," he said.
On the proposed Rashtra Raksha Yagya in Delhi, Surjewala said that instead of taking any concrete steps on national security, "Modiji is taking help of yagna".Hitting out at the Bharatiya Janata Party for a cow protection yagna in Karnataka, he said cows had died in sheds in BJP-ruled states."The BJP takes one stand in Meghalaya while it takes another stand in north India. The BJP's leadership in Karnataka is tainted. They now want to take help of such rituals to save themselves from the people's anger," Surjewala said.