Karat said the Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) will launch a nationwide agitation December 2 against it.

"The (Narendra) Modi government is set to undo, curtail, restrict and change the character of the MNREGA," he said.

"We will conduct a nationwide campaign against curtailment of the MNREGA and there will be a countrywide protest December 2,” he added.

"The government has proposed to change the spending mix on the scheme from 60:40 (for material and wages) to 51:49 and to focus the scheme on the 200 poorest districts,” he further said.

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