Former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah on Tuesday,Feb 2 accused BJP of claiming credit for the rural jobs scheme even as he thanked the then Prime Minister Manmohan Singh during whose tenure MGNREGA was introduced.
“BJP never tired of criticising #MNREGA & are now selling it as if it was their gift to the nation. “Thank you Dr Manmohan Singh Sahib,” Omar wrote on twitter.com. The National Conference leader, an admirer of the former Prime Minister, said history will judge Singh more favourably than how it is has been so far.
“Dr Manmohan Singh is right, history will judge him far more favourably than he has been judged so far. MNREGA being a case in point,” Omar added. As MGNREGA completes 10 years, the Narendra Modi government, which had earlier appeared critical of the UPA’s flagship rural job scheme, hailed the measure saying the achievements of a decade are a “cause of “national pride and celebration”.