Oppn meet: Sonia targets Centre, economic package a 'joke'

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Oppn meet: Sonia targets Centre, economic package a 'joke'

May 22, 2020 23:25 IST

Addressing a virtual meeting of 22 opposition parties on Friday, Congress president Sonia Gandhi alleged that the Centre had no solutions to address the economic slowdown due to the Covid-19 pandemic. She alleged that the spirit of federalism had been forgotten, lamenting that there was no indication of Parliament being summoned to discuss the current situation. Saying that the defining image of the Coronavirus crisis has been lakhs of migrant workers walking to their homes, Sonia Gandhi called the Rs.20 lakh crore economic package a "cruel joke" on the country. She said the plight of the tenant, landless agricultural farmers, laid-off employees, shopkeepers had been totally ignored.

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