Congress President Sonia Gandhi has written to the PM demanding more austerity measure from the govt in the wake of Covid crisis. Welcoming salary cuts for MPs, Gandhi has suggested a complete ban on govt and PSU advertisements in TV and print media for two years. She has also urged the prime minister to suspend the 20,000 crore Central Vista beautification project, whish she has said seems self-indulgent at this time. She has also suggested a 30% pay cut for govt staff and a bar on foreign travels of PM and ministers. She has further called for transfer of money in PM Cares fund to PM relief fund to ensure transparency and efficiency.