Advani praises MGNREGA at the United Nations

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    The UPA Government, which has been facing brickbats from the Opposition parties, has got a compliment from BJP leader L. K. Advani for its flagship programme, MNREGA, which he said has helped empower rural people and revive economic growth.

    The Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (MGNREGA), enacted in August 2005, has been touted as a flagship programme by the UPA Government.

    Advani said the scheme is the largest cash-for-work programme in the world and responds to the needs of 53 million poor rural households by ensuring 100 days employment to them each year with at least 50 per cent of the work reserved for women.

    “This programme has helped break down social inequalities, empower rural people, build up rural infrastructure and revive economic growth,” Advani said during his address on ‘Social Development’ at the General Debate in the Third Committee, which focusses on social, humanitarian and cultural affairs, at the 67th session of the UN General Assembly here yesterday.

    Advani is part of a group of visiting Indian Parliamentarians who will be participating in various sessions of the General Assembly.

    He listed efforts made by India to help women and vulnerable groups, particularly in rural areas, initiatives in the field of education, health interventions and programmes to assist persons with disabilities.

    He said in India, achieving inclusive growth underpinned by the empowerment of people, especially women, good governance, and investments in social sectors, education and health, skills training, affordable housing, are a major focus.

    Given that 65 per cent of India’s population lives in rural areas, special emphasis has been placed on rural development initiatives, he added.

    Business Line : Industry & Economy / Economy : Advani praises rural employment guarantee scheme at UN
     
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    :facepalm: BJP is Congress B Team
     
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    LK Advani should retire gracefully, similarly SM Krishna from Congress.
     
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    Seriously, I have no idea why this idiot is being given a long rope in BJP. He is past his sell by date. BJP is suffering because of him and his clique members Sushma Swaraj, Arun Jaitley and Venkiah Naidu. If BJP wants to grow, they need to kick these leaders out ASAP or at least delegate them as spokespersons rather than decision makers.
     
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    whats wrong in praising congress on this its a fact.
    congress too once accepted swarna chaturbhuji project of bjp as an excellent one right
     
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    Scumbag probably got a fat cut of the action....Hypocrite.
     
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    It's UN. Do you people want him to expose poverty,price rise,scams infront of representatives of whole world ?? What he has done is totally right.
     
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    At UN, Advani hails NREGS as a tonic for rural India, economy - Indian Express


    I still find it classic contradiction which BJP could easily avoid. Audience isn't fool.
     
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If it saves India's image, I won't mind. They're bound to represent truth here not outside. And MNREAGA is a sh!T scheme.
     
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    He could have easily avoided talking about NREGA, and even better could've insinuate how bad NREGA is without naming it by tying it to austerity measures and global crisis, he could've also appealed to the West to invest more in India.
    He could've talked about Nitish's cash scheme, which is modeled on Latin America model and has been highly successful both there and here

    I don't know if you have noticed the trend in foreign media exposing and being critical of Indian policies ? People aren't fools. Everyone knows the reality.

    And Advani in the past has written against MNREGA; this whole charade insinuates that BJP secretly agrees with all that UPA is doing but only to pander to a section of the public does it argue against it.

    And by defending him, it appears Indians are interested in keeping up appearances rather than tackling/telling the truth.

    If Romney would've defended Barak Obama's policies internationally, Republicans would've torn Romney a new one.
     
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He could have talked about Garib Kalyan Mela started by Modi or highly successful and praised Jyotirgram yojna of Gujarat.Oh wait, like that Nitish's cash scheme, these schemes don't affect whole nation.Find me a better scheme which covers whole India and touches directly to poor people.Though MNREGA is nothing but a big waste of money, you've to choose something to say.

And ofcourse everybody knows that India is full of corruption but what do you think about UN ?? It's just a formality.And if BJP is in power,congress does the same.I won't mind it either.

And How is this related to romney and obama ?? Is their debate done in UN ?? No, it's infront of US people.If advani praise MNREGA after bashing it, It must be creticized. You know,such formalities shouldn't make news unless you make a blunder like what Krishna did.Every nation in UN must be saying something good about their country including leader of opposition.But our media always wants to dig out something like this everytime.
     
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    All, he is reading a speech on behalf of Government of India I believe. Still, he could have asked to edit it.
     
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    Self Delete double post
     
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    For the morons in the press and some of our friends here some very useful information.

    1. The said speech was delivered at the 67th Session of UNGA and ore specifically during the General Debate of the THIRD COMMITTEE-- This Committee deals with Social, Humanitarian and Cultural Affairs with special emphasis to Human Rights Violations.

    2. Mr.L.K.Advani was present there to represent the Indian Government as the leader of the Indian Delegation and not in his personal capacity and definitely nor in his capacity as the leader of the principal opposition party.

    3. There were many debates going on and Mr.L.K.Advani also participated in the debate at the Sixth Committee where the topic was MEASURES TO ELIMINATE INTERNATIONAL TERRORISM.

    Both the debates were on the same date i.e 8th October. (TABLE OF CONTENTS 2012)

    In the past the the platform provided by the debates at the Third Committee have been used to bash Indian track record in handling internal insurgency.

    Incidentally apart from praising MNREGA Mr.Advani also had this to say,

    (http://www.un.int/india/2012/ind2084.pdf)
     
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    One has to rise above petty politics, especially in the international forum where the reputation of your country is at stake.

    During PVN's time , Pakistan had raised the Kashmir bogey in the UNGA. Our PM decided to sent Mr.Atal Bihar Vajpaiyee to the UN to represent India because it would send a message to the world that India was one on the Kashmir issue and even in the domestic situation it helped to bring about a united strategy on how to deal with the situation in Kashmir.
     
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    Gives me a bad feeling that maybe BJP will continue with such populist scheme if they come to power.
     
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Someone was saying that BJP is friend of Congress,hypocrite or B team,etc etc....
Yeah, when it comes to nation's pride, nobody can creticize BJP,RSS.They're always friend when something related to our own nation in such international gathering.
I can't expect something same from this moral less Congress and its paid whore media who doesn't mind to play politics on such issues.
     
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    Whoever advocates NREGA is not talking in nation's best interests.

    There is no pride in denial, especially in information age where deceptions don't work.

    Advani only leaves impression that all policy makers in India are still stuck with inefficient and non-progressive populist economic habits.
     
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    It is an internal matter and we will deal it ourselves, not by bickering at the UN and make fool of ourselves.
     

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