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MGNREGS dues: Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee may shift protest to Kolkata

The state claims that the Centre owes Rs 7,500 crore, of which labour wages alone amount to Rs 2,744 crore

Mamata Banerjee

Mamata Banerjee

Sanjeeb Mukherjee New Delhi
Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee appears to have delayed plans to stage a protest in the national capital according to some reports, but the logjam over the Centre’s denial of funds to the state for key flagship programmes such as MGNREGS is unlikely to be resolved soon.

According to the reports, Mamata has now decided to stage a protest in Kolkata against the Centre’s withholding of funds and alleged misuse of central agencies against political opponents.

Bengal faces panchayat polls soon.

According to reports, the Union Rural Development Ministry decided to withhold the MGNREGS funds for West Bengal for the

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First Published: Mar 22 2023 | 8:27 PM IST

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