Provide cash to poor, tax breaks to industry during COVID-19 lockdown: Rahul Gandhi


Team Udayavani, Mar 25, 2020, 7:12 PM IST

New Delhi: Amid a country-wide lockdown due to COVID-19, Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday demanded immediate financial support through direct cash transfers to the poor and daily wagers, noting that delaying this will cause widespread devastation and chaos.

He also urged the government to act swiftly in announcing tax breaks and financial support to industries which are struggling to prevent massive job losses during the coronavirus crisis.

“India is fighting a war against the coronavirus. The question is how can we minimise casualties in this war?I believe our strategy should have 2 components – Tackling Covid-19 and isolate the virus and block its escape routes. Massively expand testing to identify and treat those who are infected,” he said on Twitter.

The Congress leader also demanded creation of massive emergency field hospitals, particularly in urban areas, with full ICU capabilities to provide care to patients.

On the economic front, he said, “Those who survive on daily wages need immediate help & support through direct cash transfers into their accounts & free rations. Delaying this will cause widespread devastation and chaos”.

He further said on the social networking website, “Many industries are struggling. Act quickly by announcing tax breaks and financial support to prevent massive job losses and reassure business owners that the government will support them through this crisis”.

Udayavani is now on Telegram. Click here to join our channel and stay updated with the latest news.

Top News

Women should not visit police stations after dark: BJP’s Baby Rani Maurya

BJP govt has failed the country: Rahul

Baby kidnap case: Kerala govt to inform family court about Anupama’s demand for child

PM meets Indian Covid vaccine manufacturers; CEOs say his leadership key force in vaccination drive

Australia beat South Africa by 5 wickets in T20 WC Super 12 match

Hindus don’t have violent mindset: Pejawar Swamiji

Uttarakhand: Bodies of two more trekkers recovered from near Himachal border

Related Articles More

Restore statehood, democracy in J-K: NPP

Women should not visit police stations after dark: BJP’s Baby Rani Maurya

BJP govt has failed the country: Rahul

Baby kidnap case: Kerala govt to inform family court about Anupama’s demand for child

PM meets Indian Covid vaccine manufacturers; CEOs say his leadership key force in vaccination drive

MUST WATCH

News Bulletin 23-10-2021

Elephant attack at Hunasuru

IMPORTANCE OF M04 RICE SEEDS

Road mishap at Muluru National Highway

Tigers at Nagarahole National Park


Latest Additions

Three-time world champion, Pele, turns 81!

Restore statehood, democracy in J-K: NPP

Women should not visit police stations after dark: BJP’s Baby Rani Maurya

BJP govt has failed the country: Rahul

Baby kidnap case: Kerala govt to inform family court about Anupama’s demand for child

Thanks for visiting Udayavani

You seem to have an Ad Blocker on.
To continue reading, please turn it off or whitelist Udayavani.