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‘One man cannot charge into the virus,’ Congress attacks PM

New Delhi, May 5 (IANS) Taking a cue from the interaction between Rahul Gandhi and noted economist Abhijeet Banerjee, the Congress has attacked Prime Minister Narendra Modi for a “one man show ” during the pandemic and not heeding the advice of the opposition and experts.

“We look for help of the federal government, a one man show is absolutely not a model that can be followed” said party spokesperson Sushmita Dev.

The Congress party tore into the ruling dispensation and said more food has to be made available, there has to be more money that has to be made available to the common man, there has to be a stimulus package like America is giving, we have to shed the syndrome of “I am the strongest” and I can do this alone and take everybody on board.

“One man cannot charge into the virus” she said while targeting the government for not taking the chief ministers’ advice, who have to work on the ground.

The Congress has maintained that the government must prioritise a few things and that is the only way forward to defeat the virus.

The first and the most crucial problem is that of food and wherever you are you should have access to food, whether you are inside the PDS system or outside the PDS system and that is something that has been consistently raised by Congress interim president Sonia Gandhi and the party.

The party suggested “One way of doing it is the direct transfer scheme something called NYAY which the UPA had proposed in its manifesto. Unless you create liquidity in the hands of the people it is not possible to fix the demand side.”

–IANS

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