Congress attacks Modi, says woes of migrant workers not addressed
NEW DELHI: Taking exception to the Prime Minister’s address to the nation, Congress Tuesday lamented that Narendra Modi spoke in detail about what he expects from the people but chose silence on what the go nment was doing for citizens, especially about migrant workers, mass testing, job security and food distress. It alleged the go nment has dropped the issue of livelihoods of the poor from its priority list.
In a video message, Congress president Sonia Gandhi thanked the people for leading the fight against corona despite shortages and difficulties, calling it a high act of patriotism.
Addressing a press conference, Congress spokesman Manish Tewari said, “The PM did not talk about the most horrifying images that emerged during lockdown- migrant workers marching to their homes. They were quarantined at the borders and have completed their mandatory quarantine period. Will travel to their homes be facilitated by the go nment?”
He said jobs for most vulnerable sections was a key issue and the problem was evident from the fact that MGNREGA jobs in April have come down to 1% of March. “Would the go nment give full wages to people who have active job cards under the scheme, which is essential for them to keep their body and soul together,” he asked. He also asked about the action on Congress suggestion that free ration be distributed to the poor till September.
Tewari slammed retrenchment of workers in various industries which he said was against the directives of labour ministry and the PM’s own comments.
He said mass testing and protective gear for health workers were key issues in the coming stage of fight against coronavirus and the PM should have spoken about the strategy on this front.
Congress regretted the Centre was still silent on the harvesting of standing rabi crop and its procurement procedures, and on how it proposed to restore the supply chain which has choked.
Asked if the PM’s speech was about taking credit for the fight against coronavirus, Tewari said, “Was such a speech appropriate in the present situation? There will be a time for dissection of this speech. But at present, we don’t want to rake up these questions.”
Rahul Gandhi tweeted, “India delayed the purchase of testing kits & is now critically short of them. With just 149 tests per million Indians, we are now in the company of Laos (157), Niger (182) & Honduras (162). Mass testing is the key to fighting the virus. At present, we are nowhere in the game.”
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What the heck your govt doing in maharashtra? Just blame modi for everything, you know only looting and blaming bjp. Atleast change your mindset in difficult situations...
The Gandhi family ruined India and now they want to create divide by criticizing the go nment efforts to save and rebuild this country. Majority of the citizens are not fools and won’t be fooled (other than the libtards, anti-nationals, paki-trolls and numbnuts who will dislike this comment). We resist Congress and they will be no more soon.
Beach! Please leave India and head to your Motherland along with all your relatives - take Sidhu, Mamata, Owaisi and Manmohan Singh too.
K Mohan Hyderabad city
And what is the Congress contribution in this crisis. Nothing but criticism
Kya khandan hai ??? at this time where everyone need to stand united in fight against Virus this virus call con-gress didn't forgot to play their dirty game
These gandhis are the most shameless creatures .
Neo The One
Somebody pls get a COVID infected person to spit on the face of this wwhoooree
It’s a Global calamity so stops criticising. Try to be part of solution rather than part of problem.
Why is this barmaid so much worried about Indian migrants?
K Mohan Hyderabad city
Some people would not cooperate and instead be a hindrance and that iis position of Congress
This Italian lady has to be taught to keep mum during crisis time even though go nment goes wrong somewhere. This is a trying time for all, so what we need is cooperation and not critisism...
Ramesh T M
Vadra congress doesn't understand saving lives of people & prevention of spread top the list to be addressed. If they are concerned about livelihood what they have done in the states ruled by them. Lip sympathy helps only them & not anyone else.
N Ramesh Chanderr
The nation is challenging congress party for the woes of poor who remained poor despite 55 years of Congress governance.
The congress party does not have moral right to comment on poor which is nothing but shedding croc tears despite poverty due to its mis governance failing to improve the living of poor people.
Kirnbir Singh Grewal
Usless congress corrupt , what is your soultion just bunch of losers
When the country is in trouble this family is creating problems by irresponsible statement after statements.
It’s your go nment in Maharashtra. What the hell you are doing. Don’t keep blaming Modi for everything. RG under development of brain also is Modi problem??
donate some of your stolen money in Italian banks n Rajiv Gandhi Foundation
When this Italian lady will learn the culture of Hindustan ?
This italian woman is a migrant worker. Mr. PM should have promised that her woes would be taken care.
If we attach the illegal wealth accumulated of these fake Gandhis, the woes of mivrant labourers across the country can be solved
Please stop politics, dont provoke migrant workers for rioting. If riot broke in any part of country , Congress will be responsible.
I ask any contribution of congress in this trying time
I only want Indian Politicians not to play politics during this time. One can see Italy and USA's situation. When ruling party is unable to control death rate. That's our country is trying to do, controlling the infection and death rate