Telangana: Congress Supporters Attempted To Block Nirmala Sitharaman's Convoy In Kamareddy – Watch

Telangana: Congress Supporters Attempted To Block Nirmala Sitharaman's Convoy In Kamareddy – Watch

Congress supporters attempted to block the route of the convoy of Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman in Telangana’s Kamareddy on Friday when the finance minister is on a three-day visit to the state as part of ‘Lok Sabha Pravas Yojana’.

Congress held a protest against the union finance minister in Kamareddy of Telangana. Protests were held during Minister Sitharaman’s visit to Banswad in Kamareddy district. The Congress supporters were detained. Later, BJP supporters hit the streets in support of the Minister and raised slogans against Congress supporters, who tried to stop the convoy. News agency ANI reported that the police intervened and cleared the route.

#WATCH | Congress supporters attempted to block the route of convoy of Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman in Kamareddy, Telangana today; they were detained. Later, BJP supporters hit the streets in support of the Minister&raised slogans. Police intervened&cleared the route pic.twitter.com/c3Yy6EveYn

— ANI (@ANI) September 2, 2022

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Meanwhile, speaking to reporters in Kamareddy district on Thursday, the finance minister said that the Centre has spent Rs 5 lakh crore on MGNREGA scheme during the past eight years, out of which 20 per cent was spent during the COVID-19 pandemic, Union Finance Minister has said. She further said Telangana was given Rs 20,000 crore under the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee scheme (MGNREGA) in the past eight years.

“During the past eight years, Telangana received Rs 20,000 crore under MGNREGA. During the same period all over the country Rs 5 lakh crore has been spent, out of which more than 20 per cent was spent in 2020-21 during COVID-19 pandemic,” she said replying to a query, as quoted by PTI.

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The important issue in this is survey teams will come (to any state) if there are any complaints that the money was not spent accordingly or there are any remarks in the audit report. Referring to the allegations that survey teams are being sent to curtail the scheme, she said the survey teams will come to correct the anomalies, if any.