Modi government cruelly neglecting rural job scheme, food security: Chidambaram

P Chidambaram

New Delhi, July 27 (IANS) Senior Congress leader P. Chidambaram on Friday accused the Modi government of cruelly neglecting both MGNREGA and Food Security Act, which he termed the cause of starvation deaths of three minor girls in the national capital.

“As long as there are children who tragically starve to death (Mansi, Shikha and Parul), we have to hang our heads in shame and grief.

“MGNREGA was intended to put an end to hunger. FOOD SECURITY ACT was intended to put an end to starvation. Both have been cruelly neglected by the BJP government,” he said in a series of tweets.

Both the schemes were brought by the UPA government.

Three sisters — aged two, four and eight — were found dead in their house here with autopsy reports suggesting that they died because of hunger.

The Delhi government has begun a magisterial probe into the incident that has shocked people in the richest state of country.

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