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TMC Set To Begin Its ‘Dilli Cholo’ Protest At Delhi’s Jantar Mantar Today

The TMC has called for the two-day protest in Delhi to raise the chorus for the payment of alleged arrears for 100 days of work under the MGNREGA scheme.

TMC leader Abhishek Banerjee
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TMC will begin its protest in New Delhi on Monday against Centre over the alleged delay in the release of funds under the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme and Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana to the West Bengal government.

The TMC has called for the two-day 'Dilli Cholo: A fight for our rights!' protest in the national capital to raise the chorus for the payment of alleged arrears for 100 days of work under the MGNREGA scheme.

However, TMC was reportedly yet to get permission to protest at Jantar Mantar.

The party has announced that it will hold a peaceful sit-in by its MPs and state ministers at Rajghat on October 2, on the occasion of Gandhi Jayanti.

On Tuesday, the party has said it was hold a peaceful rally of the MGNREGA job card holders. 

“Both the programmes will be live-streamed”, news agency PTI reported.

Earlier, the party’s national general secretary Abhishek Banerjee reached New Delhi on Sunday.

Besides, the reports said 49 busloads of his party supporters are slated to reach the national capital today.

Banerjee said the idea of staging a protest over the alleged delay in the release of funds under MNREGA came during the Nobo Jowar Yatra in West Bengal, news agency ANI reported citing sources. 

Banerjee also said the permission for the protest at Jantar Mantar was given verbally and written permission was still pending. 

"Section 144 has been imposed in that area (Jantar Mantar)," he said as per reports.

Later, in the evening, Banerjee will hold a press conference.

Following that, TMC will inform about its schedule on October 3 in detail, the party has said.
 

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