Parties should avoid community policy and work for the economy: Shiv Sena

MUMBAI: Expressing deep concern at the long-term economic repercussions of the Covid-19 crisis and blockade, the Shiv Sena On Saturday he said that all political parties should stop playing community politics in the future and instead work to get the economy back on track.

The party said the talks between the leader Rahul Gandhi and former RBI Governor Raghuram Rajan recently on the impact of Covid-19 shows just how serious the crisis is for the economy. He said that now is the time to get wiser.

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi held talks with economist Raghuram Rajan through digital medium. Rajan said that the government needs to spend Rs 65000 crore to help the poor facing hardships due to the coronavirus lockdown. He said the entire country will have to face the economic consequences of lockdown, the Sena said.

Rajan said the current definition of government for the poor will change after closing. The middle class and upper middle class will also become poor and begin to demand a certificate of economic backwardness. Even a developed nation like the United States is facing a serious unemployment problem.

In the United States, there is an unemployment benefit system, which India does not have. Rajan's observation is that 10 million people in India will be unemployed, which is cause for concern, the party said.

Through their conversations, one thing became clear that continued blocking for an indefinite period will be costly to the economy. The government will have to work beyond established standards. Power and decision-making authority cannot remain limited with just a couple of people, the party led by Uddhav Thackeray said.

As far as Maharashtra is concerned, the 2019-20 income revenue is Rs 3.15 lakh crore, while the expenditure is Rs 3.35 lakh crore. But due to the blockade, the revenue deficit will grow and it would be difficult to manage the state, he added.

The central government will have to carry everyone along. You will have to take into account the opinions of others and chart the way forward, he said.

In India, all political parties should work to get the economy back on track, rather than playing Indian politics - Pakistan, religion and caste. The prime minister should take the initiative and the whole country will back him, he said.