Bhopal: Targeting the Central Government over the revised Below Poverty Line (BPL) benchmarks, Bhartiya Janata Party president of Madhya Pradesh, Prabhat Jha on Tuesday challenged the Central government to show the country how an individual can spend a day on a meager amount of Rs 32.

In order to highlight the issue, the party has sent drafts worth Rs 32 and Rs 26.70 each to four people including Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and UPA Chairperson Sonia Gandhi.

Jha sent Rs 32 draft each to Manmohan Singh and Sonia Gandhi and draft of Rs 26. 70 each to the Union Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee and Deputy Chairman of Planning Commission Montek Singh Ahluwalia and asked them to justify their decision of revising the BPL benchmarks at such low levels.

Criticizing the amount of earning of Rs 32 per day in urban areas and Rs 26 per day in rural area as the new BPL criteria, Jha said that the government has cracked a poor joke, insulted and betrayed the common man of the country.

He also pointed out about the increasing corruption in the UPA regime.

The BJP leader alleged that the government is planning to end the employment schemes like MNREGS on the pretext of these new BPL benchmark.

(JPN/Bureau)