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Congress Takes Dig at PM Modi’s Call for Lighting Lamps in Wake of Coronavirus Pandemic

A file photo of Rahul Gandhi and AICC general secretary KC Venugopal(right).  Earlier, Gandhi had also taken a dig at PM Modi.  (Special Arrangement)

A file picture of Rahul Gandhi and AICC common secretary KC Venugopal(proper). Earlier, Gandhi had additionally taken a dig at PM Modi. (Special Arrangement)

Venugopal mentioned folks anticipated the prime minister to talk on urgent points like the federal government’s efforts to curtail the virus transmission and offering PPEs to well being staff however as an alternative he’s arising with stage-crafted occasions.

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  • Last Updated: April 6, 2020, 12:52 AM IST

Taking a dig at Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s name for lighting lamps on Sunday, the Congress has alleged that as an alternative of addressing folks’s points within the wake of COVID-19 pandemic and lockdown, he was indulging in theatrics and working away from his duties.

“While motivation and unity is the need of the hour, the government’s response should not be limited to mere theatrics and rhetoric. It should rather focus on actions to motivate the people to face this unprecedented pandemic challenge,” social gathering common secretary KC Venugopal mentioned in an announcement.

He additionally referred to as upon the prime minister to declare a complete financial package deal for state governments instantly.

Venugopal mentioned folks anticipated the prime minister to talk on urgent points like the federal government’s efforts to curtail the virus transmission, initiating fast testing, offering PPEs to docs, nurses and well being staff, hint and isolate the affected folks and develop the healthcare system.

He mentioned folks throughout the nation are reeling below the affect of the unplanned lockdown.

The folks count on not a magic wand however a complete and strategic strategy from the prime minister to take care of the unprecedented migrant labour disaster, problems with every day wage staff, enterprise neighborhood, folks working in un-organised sector and the center class, he mentioned.

“Shockingly, rather than addressing these concerns, the prime minister is coming up with stage-crafted events like lighting lamps and clapping, one after another,” he mentioned.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday urged folks to change off the lights at their houses and light-weight up lamps, candles or cell phone torches for 9 minutes at 9 pm on Sunday to show the nation’s “collective resolve” to defeat the coronavirus.

The AICC common secretary mentioned the unfold of COVID-19 and consequent nationwide lockdown requires sensible interventions from the prime minister when it comes to equipping hospitals and well being centres and elevated testing, as effectively a complete financial package deal for the states

“Instead of addressing these crucial issues, the prime minister is coming up with mere dramatic acts simply to run away from his responsibilities and obligations,” Venugopal mentioned within the assertion.

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