Opp parties attack govt over handling of Covid crisis; Sonia Gandhi says PM's economic package 'cruel joke on country'
Friday, 22 May 2020 () Launching a no-holds-barred attack against the Modi government on Friday over its handling of the Covid crisis, 22 opposition parties accused it of "unabashedly usurping" powers of states and abandoning any pretence of being democratic. The opposition parties asked the Centre to present a revised comprehensive economic package that will be a "true stimulus".
Congress president Sonia Gandhi will chair a meeting of opposition leaders to discuss the prevailing situation in the country due to the coronavirus pandemic, the impact of nationwide lockdown and the government’s announcement of Rs 20 lakh crore stimulus package to revive the Covid-19 hit economy...
In the ongoing COVID-19 lockdown, Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (MGNREGA) work has started in JandK's Rajouri. Maximum unemployed labourers are living in these far-flung hilly..