Meanwhile, Anna Hazare has sparked the MGNREGA issue when Congress general secretary Rahul Gandhi has started his second campaign in poll bound Uttar Pradesh. Earlier, Rural Development Minister Jairam Ramesh had written two letters to UP Chief Minister Mayawati in connection with irregularities of MGNREGA funds in seven districts of the state.
Moreover, following reports of major irregularities in some districts in MGNREGA funds, Jairam Ramesh on Tuesday (today) said that all rural schemes of the government will be audited by Comptroller and Auditor General of India (CAG). According to a government source, all government rural development programmes are worth Rs 88,000 crore including Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Gurantee Act.
Anna also criticised the government for slow and corrupt development work and said he will launch his proposed fast from Dec 27 if the government does not pass a strong Jan Lokpal bill. Meanwhile, team Anna is cheduled to meet on Dec 14 for two days to plan out their future strategy.