Kharge said the NDA government has budgeted only Rs 60,000 crore for MNREGA, whereas to provide wages to 4 crore BPL households, at least Rs 90,000 crore would be needed. You speak a lot abroad, but in Parliament you don't," Kharge said referring to Modi.
According to the Chief Economic Advisor in 2015, the pace of poverty alleviation was highest during the UPA regime between 2005-12, he claimed it was the Congress-led UPA which had implemented major programmes like the Right to Education and Food Security Act.
Noting that UPA government had announced Rs 72,000 crore farm loan waiver, Kharge demanded that the Narendra Modi government should also announce such waiver to help farmers.
The Centre has allocated Rs 3,320 crore for construction of more than 3,100 court rooms in the next three years, in addition to constructing 1,700 new residential accommodation for these judges.
NEW DELHI: The opposition in Lok Sabha came down heavily on the government over its alleged failure to deliver on its promises, with senior Congress leader Mallikarjun Kharge saying its policies were creating hardships for the people.
He regretted that the centre did not support the initiatives of Telangana to restore water bodies and sought clarification on the healthcare scheme announced by Finance Minister Arun Jaitley in his budget speech.
Mohammad Salim (CPM) said the President in his address to the joint sitting of Parliament did not talk about the assassination or death anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi and also made no mention of atrocities on dalits.
Asking the government to show its concern towards women, Kharge said that Women's reservation bill should be brought and passed in the next session of Parliament.
Raising the issue of farmers, Vinod Kumar Boianapalli (TRS) wanted to know what steps the government would be undertaking to double income of farmers.
Referring to BJP member Rakesh Singh's speech in which he had said that in 70 years the Congress party has not done anything, Kharge said the BJP "could not even understand even in four years what we (Congress) did in 55-60 years" which has brought a lot of benefit to the people.
"Today the steel units like Bhilai and Bokaro and dams like Bhakra-Nangal and Hirakud are due to Congress which are feeding you," he said, adding that Congress was responsible for the growth in foodgrains and milk production. " He said the BJP has changed the names of all the schemes which were launched by the UPA government and made them its own schemes.
The meetings have been scheduled once a week with at least six HCs and senior officials of the respective states.