The congress that plays petty politics should put a united front against the COVID-19 pandemic: BJP
NEW DELHI: Accusing the President of Congress Sonia gandhi Playing a petty policy on the Union government's efforts to combat top BJP leaders on Thursday, they called on the opposition party to play a responsible role and establish a united front against the pandemic.
BJP president, interior minister Amit Shah , minister of information and broadcasting Prakash Javadekar and the Minister of Law, Ravi Shankar Prasad, were among the top leaders of the ruling party who participated in Congress, and Shah asked him to think in the national interest and to stop deceiving the people.
India's efforts under Prime Minister Narendra Modi He is praised worldwide for fighting the virus, they said, stating that he is leading everyone, including all states, in this fight.
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His outspoken side against the opposition came after Gandhi at a meeting of the Congressional Working Committee (CWC) criticized the Union government for its unplanned 21-day implementation. He is the highest decision-making body in Congress.
The 21-day national blockade may have been necessary, but the unplanned way it was implemented has caused chaos and pain in the lives of millions of migrant workers across India, he said.
In response, Shah accused Congress of playing petty policy on the new coronavirus outbreak and asked him to think in the national interest and not mislead the people.
Under PM Narendra Modi 's leadership, India' s efforts to fight the coronavirus are being lauded domestically and globally. 130 crore India ns are united to defeat COVID-19. Yet, the Congress is playing petty politics. High time they think of national interest and stop misleading people, he said in a statement.
The former BJP president said it has been an old habit of Congress that he has always traveled a different path on matters of national interest, and that he has tried to divide the country for its selfish interests.
When will Congress put the national interest above its selfish policy, Shah asked.
Congresswoman Nadda said she is being insensitive and indecent in her comments.
"The entire country is today fighting against COVID-19 unitedly under the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi . At such a time, Congress president Sonia gandhi 's statement is insensitive and indecent. This is not the time for politics but to serve the nation unitedly," Nadda said.
The BJP president said Modi is taking all state governments to lead the Indian team's fight against the pandemic and asked Congress to play the role of a responsible political party at this difficult time.
The Indian government's efforts are being praised worldwide, he said.
Javadekar said that the need of the hour for everyone is to join hands and face the pandemic together.
There will be time for politics after the coronavirus is defeated, this should not be done now, he told reporters.
Prasad said the country is showing "united resolve" in the fight against the coronavirus and, at such a time, it seems shocking in many ways that Sonia gandhi has chosen to question the lockdown with her criticism that it was announced without preparation.
India faces difficult times. The need of the hour is that all those who forget the political division must speak with one voice and show united determination. For Congress to ask questions about this life-saving blockade initiative is not only unfortunate but also painful, he said.
Despite the difficulties, people have accepted this willingly and with all their hearts, Prasad said, stating that Modi announced this with due consultation with experts.
The prime minister has been talking to all the main ministers, talking to drug and medical associations, and has consulted industrialists and members of civil society, among others, to seek their suggestions, he said.
Prasad noted that the government announced a rupee package of 1.70 lakh crore, which provided free rations to 80 million people, assistance to farmers, insurance for doctors and paramedics, as well as other relief for the poor.
The migrants have been housed and provided assistance, he said.