Claiming that the government has no strategy to come out of the lockdown, Congress president Sonia Gandhi on Friday said that even in this crisis, all powers are limited to the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO).
“Many well-known economists have predicted that our country could grow at a rate of -5 per cent in 2020-21. The results will be disastrous,” Sonia said. The lack of compassion is heartbreaking, “said Sonia Gandhi.
He also said in a video conference meeting of the main opposition parties that the spirit of federalism in this government has been forgotten and the demands of the opposition have been ignored.
“The prime minister’s initial hope of winning the war in 21 days against the Corona virus has not been justified,” he said. It seems that the virus exists until the drug is made. I believe the government was not sure about the parameters of the lockdown. He doesn’t even have a strategy to get out. ”
He alleged that this proved to be a cruel joke after Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced an economic package of Rs 20 lakh crore and after five days of giving details by Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman.
According to Sonia, many of our counterparts have demanded to add money to the accounts of the poor, to provide bus and train facilities to the migrant workers. We have also demanded that a ‘Salary Assistance Fund’ be created to protect employees and employers. Our request was ignored.
“The government has stopped pretending to be a democracy,” he said. All powers are limited to the PMO. The spirit of federalism, which is an integral part of our constitution, is forgotten. There is no indication as to when the two houses of parliament or the standing committees will convene. ”
“It is our duty to make constructive criticisms, make suggestions and make the voice of the people heard,” Sonia told opposition leaders.