Congress General Secretary Rahul Gandhi has met Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee and is believed to have made proposals aimed at giving thrust to the National Rural Employment Guarantee Act in the General Budget.

Gandhi met Mukherjee at the Ministry of Finance on February 11, sources said.

He is understood to have given some proposals he wants to be incorporated in the Budget so that a thrust is given to the NREG scheme, the flagship social development programme of the government.

Gandhi is also understood to have shared his views on Food Security Bill, social welfare schemes for tribals and the youth.

A week ago, Mukherjee had advised Congress Working Committee’s members to give their suggestions on the budget.

The Budget will be tabled on February 26.

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