In both the Houses of Parliament on November, the issue of “Save MGNREGA, Save the Poor” was raised and in protest against the Union Government’s refusal to reply to the issues raised by CPI(M) MPs, MPs of Left Parties staged a walkout and joined the dharna at Jantar Mantar. The MPs succeeded in getting the assurance from the Presiding Officers of both the Houses that a separate structured discussion on this issue will be permitted soon. Shri Sitaram Yechury, Member, Polit Bureau and Leader, CPI(M) Group in Rajya Sabha and P. Karunakaran, Member, Central Committee and Leader, CPI(M) Group in Lok Sabha submitted a memorandum to Birender Singh, Minister for Rural Development, Government of India.
Nov. 27 2014