TMC to send over 50 lakh letters to Centre seeking release of MGNREGA dues to Bengal

Updated: Sep 26 2023 5:11PM

Kolkata, Sep 26 (PTI) The Trinamool Congress will send more than 50 lakh letters from people denied MGNREGA benefits in West Bengal to Prime Minister Narendra Modi ahead of the party's much-touted protests in New Delhi next month against the alleged withholding of funds by the Centre.

The party has accused the BJP-led NDA government of withholding Rs 15,000 crore of dues to Bengal under the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (MGNREGA) and Gramin Awas Yojana.

The party will also send letters to Union Panchayati Raj Minister Giriraj Singh.