MNREGA bill to be taken up in Lok Sabha today

The bill on amending the MNREGA will be taken up in Lok Sabha on Thursday.

New Delhi: The bill on amending the MNREGA will be taken up in Lok Sabha on Thursday.

Union Parliamentary Affairs Minister Venkaiah Naidu had on Wednesday made the announcement after the Opposition complained that discussion on the issue was getting postponed.

Congress leader Mallikarjun Kharge raised the matter towards the fag end of the day, saying bill after bill was being introduced in the House, but no discussion on MNREGA was being carried out.

"I agree with what Kharge ji has said about MNREGA. Even we all think that there needs to a debate for having an improvement in MNREGA," Naidu had said in response.

He said the debate on a bill on allowing e-rickshaws in Delhi, which started on Wednesday, will conclude on Thursday after which the MNREGA bill will be taken up. 

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