Focus on people, take economic action: Rahul Gandhi

NEW DELHI: With the blockade of less than 21 days in an attempt to control the pandemic, Rahul Gandhi On Wednesday, he said the government should take a two-pronged approach to dealing with the crisis: one focused on isolating people and increasing health infrastructure, and the other on economic measures.

I think that our strategy should have two components. The first is to tackle Covid-19 by isolating the virus, blocking its escape routes, expanding tests to identify and treat those infected, and creating emergency field hospitals in urban areas with full ICU capacity to provide patient care, he said. Rahul.

He said that the second part should focus on the economy. Those who survive on daily wages need immediate support through direct cash transfers and free rations. Delaying this will cause devastation and widespread chaos. Many industries are struggling. Act quickly by announcing tax breaks and financial support to avoid massive job losses and reassure business owners that the government will support them during this crisis, he added.

Congress also called for the implementation of its main campaign for the 2019 Lok Sabha polls, Nyay Yojna, reiterating its ability to provide aid to daily gambling, to poor and migrant workers.

While Congress promised a bank transfer of Rs 6,000 to the poorest, it urged the government to implement the minimum income guarantee scheme and announce a cash transfer of Rs 7,500 to each account of Jan Dhan, PM Kisan and pensions.

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