1-MIN READ

First Step in Right Direction, Says Rahul Gandhi on Centre's Financial Package to Tackle Coronavirus

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi.

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi.

The comment comes after the government unveiled a Rs 1.70-lakh-crore package involving free food grain and cooking gas to the poor for the next three months, one-time doles to women and poor senior citizens and higher wages to workers, among others.

  • PTI New Delhi
  • Last Updated: March 26, 2020, 3:46 PM IST
Share this:

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi welcomed the financial package announced by the Centre on Thursday, saying it was the first step in the right direction.

The comments come after the government unveiled a Rs 1.70-lakh-crore economic package involving free food grain and cooking gas to the poor for the next three months, one-time doles to women and poor senior citizens, higher wages to workers and measures to boost liquidity of employees, as it looked to contain the impact of unprecedented nationwide lockdown due to the novel coronavirus pandemic.

"The Govt announcement today of a financial assistance package, is the first step in the right direction," Gandhi tweeted. "India owes a debt to its farmers, daily wage earners, labourers, women & the elderly who are bearing the brunt of the ongoing lockdown."

Share this:
Next Story

India

  • Active Cases

    1,860

     
  • Total Confirmed

    2,069

     
  • Cured/Discharged

    155

     
  • Total DEATHS

    53

     
Data Source: Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, India
Updated: April 02 (06:00 PM)
Hospitals & Testing centres

World

  • Active Cases

    749,643

     
  • Total Confirmed

    1,015,850

     
  • Cured/Discharged

    212,991

     
  • Total DEATHS

    53,216

     
Data Source: Johns Hopkins University, U.S. (www.jhu.edu)
Hospitals & Testing centres