Today's economic package first step into right direction: Rahul Gandhi


New Delhi, Mar 26 (IANS): After the Centre announced a financial assistance package of Rs 1,70,000 crores, the Congress on Thursday hailed the decision with former party president Rahul Gandhi terming it as the first step in the right direction.

"The Govt announcement today of a financial assistance package, is the first step in the right direction. India owes a debt to its farmers, daily wage earners, labourers, women & the elderly who are bearing the brunt of the ongoing lockdown," wrote Rahul Gandhi in his tweet.

The Congress has been demanding an economic package in view of the coronavirus spread and the subsequent lockdown. On Thursday, party interim president Sonia Gandhi wrote a letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi demanding the implementation of its proposed Nyay scheme and aid for the health workers.

The Finance Minister announced an economic relief package of Rs 1.7 lakh crore for the poor and migrant workers under the Prime Minister Gareeb Kalyan Yojana.

The package focuses on providing food and money to the poor to help them overcome the problems in the wake of the COVID-19 spread and the lockdown.

Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Thursday also announced that doctors, paramedics, nurses, 'Asha' workers, cleaning workers involved in the fight against the coronavirus pandemic and treating affected patients would be extended a medical insurance cover of Rs 50 lakh each.

Addressing the media here, Sitharaman said that the scheme will help 20 lakh health professionals and workers across the country, in case they want to avail of it.

 

  

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  • S Shetty, Tulunaad

    Fri, Mar 27 2020

    Finally agreed on something star campaigner for BJP

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  • Raviraj Poonja, Mangalore

    Fri, Mar 27 2020

    RaGa is irrelevant in todays national political scenario. His statements does not make any effect.

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  • Brian soans, Mangalore

    Fri, Mar 27 2020

    Why dont all ministers Congress, BJP and other party MP, MLA s who have enoufh wealth hoarded in their own homes and banks contribute to help tge poor and needy of India? If they contribute now, then they neednot soend for election time. Theur good work will automatically be rewarded with votes. Applies to BJP, Congress and all political parties alike

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  • Don D, Mangalore, India

    Thu, Mar 26 2020

    Irrespective of our political affiliations, ideologies, beliefs and faiths we all should support our Central and State Governments in their efforts in controlling this deadly virus as well the relief packages. This is the need of the hour.

    Rahul Gandhi has done the right thing at this critical time and his positive statements are very well appreciated. He has shown true selfless leadership qualities . Together we can fight this battle and win too. Long live our democracy. Jai Hind.

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  • M.E.Moolur, Udupi

    Thu, Mar 26 2020

    This is what the quality of a true leader. Criticizes if wrong and appreciates if it deserves to be appreciated. Well done Rahul.

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  • Chetan, Mangalore

    Thu, Mar 26 2020

    At last Modi took his advice. He was also warning about precautions and preparedness for this pandemic since the last 45 days but Modi was busy hugging Trump.

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  • JK, Udupi

    Thu, Mar 26 2020

    Finally he approved it, I was worried.

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  • j.anata, Mangaluru / Bengaluru

    Thu, Mar 26 2020

    MP from Wayanad, Kerala

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  • SJM, Mangalore

    Thu, Mar 26 2020

    This is the best time to pay promised 15lakhs?

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  • ramesh, kundapur

    Thu, Mar 26 2020

    Bihar is still awaiting it's 1.2 Lakh Crore Package announced in 2015.
    Kashmir is still awaiting it's 80 Thousand Crore Package announced in 2016.
    Lets hope this time the same won't happen.
    we hope No Jhumlaybazi from current govt.

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  • bala, urwa

    Thu, Mar 26 2020

    Fell in line with Scindhya??

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  • Annoy mus, Muscat

    Thu, Mar 26 2020

    This guy is a gentleman
    criticizes when required
    appreciates when done

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  • Pavan, Mlr

    Thu, Mar 26 2020

    What is done? Only announcement as of now,

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  • Jaimini P.B., Manipal, Sharjah

    Thu, Mar 26 2020

    This time Rahul Gandhi and Sonia support Modi Govt decision...Miracle happens..

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  • Roshan, Mangalore / Abu Dhabi

    Fri, Mar 27 2020

    What is miracle?? Whole world is completely stopped by covid 19. They are supporting for the betterment of poor & marginalized people which they do for the past 75 years.

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  • Pavan, Mlr

    Thu, Mar 26 2020

    Enough of announcements start implementing ASAP

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  • Rajesh Kumar, Mangalore

    Thu, Mar 26 2020

    Modi has to implement! You better tell him.

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Mumbai

    Thu, Mar 26 2020

    I have lost faith in all Announcements ...

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  • Avinash, Mangalore

    Thu, Mar 26 2020

    Jossey Saldanha. Look at the world NOT from your position , but look at the world from YOUR position.

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Mumbai

    Thu, Mar 26 2020

    Avinash, Mangalore
    All we got is only Fake Promises ...

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  • R.Bhandarkar, Mangaluru

    Thu, Mar 26 2020

    RaGa bhi Sudhar Gayaa ...
    AAP khi baari Kab ?...
    Karan Arjun Zaroor Aayenge ...
    Lekin Ye Sudharnaa Thoda doubtful hai.....

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Mumbai

    Thu, Mar 26 2020

    R.Bhandarkar, Mangaluru
    Look at the World from my Position ...

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  • R.Bhandarkar, Mangaluru

    Thu, Mar 26 2020

    Saw ... Baab Jossey ...Saw ....All see saw ...

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  • Abdullah Amin, Ullal

    Fri, Mar 27 2020

    Who cares!!

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  • Mohith, Mangalore

    Thu, Mar 26 2020

    He realized finally.
    Jai hind

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  • Roshan, Mangalore / Abu Dhabi

    Fri, Mar 27 2020

    What is realization??
    Congress always working for the betterment of the poor & marginalized you should understand

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  • Abdullah Amin, Udupi / Seattle

    Thu, Mar 26 2020

    First time in agreement without a single word of dissention!

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  • R.Bhandarkar, Mangaluru

    Thu, Mar 26 2020

    Good.

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  • habeeb, UDUPI

    Thu, Mar 26 2020

    Great work by government and hope to see many more needy works from govt in very near future.

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