Anganwadi protest echoes in LS

 The Union government and the Congress on Thursday sparred over the ongoing protests by anganwadi workers in Karnataka, with Union Parliamentary Affairs Minister Ananth Kumar saying the Cong-led state government is not doing enough for them.

The issue was raised by Congress leader Mallikarjun Kharge during Zero Hour in the Lok Sabha.
He urged the Centre to increase the honorarium for anganwadi workers. Kharge said the Centre has reduced the allocation towards anganwadi workers which has increased the burden on the state governments.

In response,  Minister Ananth Kumar said the state government is not giving the anganwadi workers their due. Charging that Kharge has twisted the facts, Kumar asked him not to shed crocodile tears on the issue. His remarks elicited protests from the Congress members.

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