Senior Congress leader has said that the government must reconsider the Rs 20 lakh crore economic stimulus package and think about direct cash transfers to people suffering amid the lockdown to curb the spread of the coronavirus disease. Rahul Gandhi said migrants workers, who are walking home with an empty stomach, the farmers, small businesses and other such people don’t need loans but money.
Rahul said that migrants are in pain. Government of India and Mother India can not be moneylenders (sahukars),” Rahul appealed to the government to consider Congress party’s proposal of MSME package and NYAY scheme, which aims to disburse cash to the poorest families.
It is heartbreaking to see our people walking on the highways without food, he added and offered condolences to numerous tragedies migrant labourers have faced. Taking a potshot at the government Rahul said that when a child is hurt, the mother protects her children. She doesn’t give a loan. That’s what pains me as a citizen.