The Congress on Thursday criticised the federal government for the second tranche of its stimulus package deal to spice up the Covid-19 hit financial system, saying it had supplied simply Rs 3500 crore for the thousands and thousands of migrant employees strolling hundreds of kilometres to succeed in their properties.
Congress spokesperson Manish Tewari mentioned your complete press convention of finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman was a “basic show of vanity, ignorance and insensitivity” and claimed that aside from Rs 1500 crore curiosity subvention for Shishu Mudra loans and Rs 3500 crore for migrant employees, there was nothing else out of the Rs 20 lakh crore package deal.
“For the thousands and thousands of migrants that you just declare are the builders of this nation, all you might have for them is Rs 3500 crore when it comes to atta and chana. It’s pathetic. They’re left to the mercy of God. That is your empathy for the poor of this nation. That’s why we are saying you’re a go well with boot ki sarkaar,” he informed reporters by means of a video convention.
“That is your complete quantum of the package deal that the BJP ostensibly put collectively for the best humanitarian tragedy because the 1947 Partition exodus and the East Pakistan refugee disaster,” Tewari added.
He mentioned the federal government doesn’t even have the figures of how many individuals have been housed in reduction camps. The federal government mentioned there are eight crore migrants however the actuality is that 11 crore migrants are within the nation, as per the 2011 census, and the numbers have elevated since then, he added.
“We anticipated the finance minister to specify what the federal government is doing to ferry migrants who’re strolling on the roads again to their properties. However nothing like that occurred,” Tewari mentioned.
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His colleague Supriya Shrinate termed the stimulus package deal as a “mortgage mela” and mentioned the federal government ought to give direct money switch to the poor to reinforce the demand and this may price simply Rs 65,000 crore.
“Take a look at the insensitivity of the federal government that’s doing nothing for the employees strolling on foot proper now however speaking about measures forward… The indignity with which Prime Minister Narendra Modi talked about MNREGA, the identical MNREGA is a life saver in rural areas right now,” she added.
Earlier, former Congress president Rahul Gandhi mentioned the occasion will be certain that the screams of migrant employees attain the federal government and described them as those carrying the nation’s flag.
“There’s a dense darkness and these are troublesome occasions, have braveness, all of us are standing for the protection of all of them. We’ll be certain that their screams attain the federal government they usually get the assistance they deserve. They don’t seem to be the unusual public of the nation, they’re the flag bearers of the nation’s self-respect. We’ll by no means allow them to bow down,” he tweeted in Hindi.
अंधकार घना है कठिन घड़ी है, हिम्मत रखिए-हम इन सभी की सुरक्षा में खड़े हैं। सरकार तक इनकी चीखें पहुँचा के रहेंगे, इनके हक़ की हर मदद दिला के रहेंगे। देश की साधारण जनता नहीं, ये तो देश के स्वाभिमान का ध्वज हैं… इसे कभी भी झुकने नहीं देंगे। pic.twitter.com/bBf48DiluY
— Rahul Gandhi (@RahulGandhi) Might 14, 2020
However BJP president JP Nadda mentioned the bulletins confirmed the Prime Minister’s sensitivity in the direction of the poor and the marginal folks.
I welcome bulletins by FM @nsitharaman Ji for the advantage of migrant employees. Free meals for 2 months to eight Crore migrants, nationwide implementation of “One Nation One Ration Card” Scheme are main initiatives to make sure meals safety for migrant employees.
— Jagat Prakash Nadda (@JPNadda) Might 14, 2020
“I welcome bulletins by FM @nsitharaman Ji for the advantage of migrant employees. Free meals for 2 months to eight Crore migrants, nationwide implementation of One Nation One Ration Card Scheme are main initiatives to make sure meals safety for migrant employees,” he tweeted.
“Rs 2 lakh crore concessional credit score to 2.5 Cr PM Kisan beneficiary farmers & fishermen; and the Rs 30,00O crore extra funding from NABARD and many others. will increase the farm sector,” he mentioned in one other tweet.