New Delhi: The successive lockdowns have yielded diminishing returns, alleged Congress interim president Sonia Gandhi as she convened a gathering of 22 ‘like-minded’ Opposition events on Friday (May 22). Gandhi additionally accused the central authorities of not having an exit technique and being unsure in regards to the standards for lockdown.
She underlined that the opposition supplied full help to the federal government even when the lockdown was imposed on March 24, with barely four hours of prior discover. “The initial optimism of the Prime Minister that the war against the virus would conclude in 21 days has turned out to be misplaced,” she said.
She additional attacked the Centre saying the spirit fo federalism has been forgotten. “The government has also abandoned any pretence of being a democratic government. All power is now concentrated in one office, the PMO. The spirit of federalism which is an integral part of our Constitution is all but forgotten. There is no indication either if the two Houses of Parliament or the Standing Committees will be summoned to meet. “
The veteran Congress chief described PM Modi’s Rs 20 lakh crore package deal and the Finance Minister spelling out its particulars over the subsequent 5 days as ‘merciless joke on the nation’.
The defining picture of the pandemic has been the lakhs of migrant employees, many with youngsters, strolling a whole lot of kilometres, with out cash, meals or medicines, determined to reach their home states. The interim president of the Congress mentioned that authorities ought to give money transfers to weak.
“Meeting of the 22 likeminded parties begins virtually to dicuss COVID-19 and economic pandemic. Meeting condoles the deaths caused by Cyclone Amphan in West Bengal and Orissa,” tweeted Randeep Surjewala chief spokesperson of Congress.