People don`t want mortgage, they want cash: Rahul Gandhi urges Centre to rethink Rs 20 lakh crore package deal


New Delhi: Criticising the Narendra Modi-government’s self-reliance package deal introduced lately, Congress chief Rahul Gandhi on Saturday stated farmers and migrant labourers want money and never loans and requested the Prime Minister to rethink the COVID-19 financial stimulus package deal.

He stated migrant staff who’re strolling home with an empty abdomen, the farmers, small businessmen and different such individuals do not want loans however cash. “Today our people need money. PM should reconsider this package. Modi ji should think about direct cash transfer, 200 working days under MNREGA, money for farmers etc. because all of them are the future of India,” he stated whereas interacting with journalists of regional media through video conferencing.

He stated “the money is not being given for the fear of a decline in ratings. It is being said that if the deficit is increased today, agencies will reduce the ratings of India.”

The former Congress president stated that he was making an attempt to place stress on the federal government for producing demand by placing cash into the accounts of the poor and susceptible sections of society. He stated he had warned the federal government in February however there is no such thing as a level speaking about it now. “It is time to think of a solution for the upcoming potential economic storm,” he stated throughout the interplay. 

Gandhi stated a ‘storm’ was brewing on the financial entrance that may trigger injury and harm many. “The storm has not come yet, it is coming and will cause big economic damage and hurt many,” he stated.

He additionally stated that you will need to elevate the lockdown intelligently with out sacrificing the previous and susceptible inhabitants to the illness.

“We hear that the central government is not giving as much money to the states as they should. I think the states should be supported and they should fight this battle. Maharashtra is the center of India’s economy and needs to be supported. Rather, the government should support all states adequately. The work of the center should be of management and the work of the states – to fight the coronavirus,” he acknowledged.