Instead of spending Rs 13,000 cr on PM’s new home, Centre’s focus needs to be Covid aid: Priyanka Gandhi

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Claiming that Centre’s assets are being diverted for the “construction of a new house for the prime minister,” Congress chief Priyanka Gandhi on Tuesday criticised the federal government for not placing all its assets in saving the lives of individuals at a time when the nation is combating scarcity of oxygen, vaccines and hospital beds amid a lethal covid wave.

In a tweet this morning, Gandhi wrote: “When the people of the country are struggling with shortage of oxygen, vaccines, hospital beds, medicines, then it would be better if the government put all the resources in the work of saving the lives of the people, instead of constructing a new house of 13,000 crores.”

Gandhi was referring to the brand new residence of the Prime Minister which is part of the Central Vista revamp undertaking and will likely be prepared by December 2022. Its complete estimated undertaking price is Rs 13,450 crore.

The Congress celebration has been constantly vocal over Centre’s inadequacies to cope with the pandemic at this significant time.

Earlier right now, Congress chief Rahul Gandhi mentioned the one strategy to cease the unfold of Covid-19 was a full lockdown with the safety of minimal revenue assure scheme, NYAY, for the weak sections. He additionally blamed the Centre’s “inaction” whereas harmless individuals died as a result of virus.

Priyanka has additionally beforehand hit out at Prime Minister Narendra Modi and mentioned he wants to point out up and inform individuals how he’s going to avoid wasting lives. She additionally requested the federal government why India was dealing with an acute oxygen scarcity regardless of having one of many largest manufacturing capacities on the earth.