Rahul Gandhi launches a broadside against Modi, says PM has gone into low-key mode

Written By: Kartikeya Sharma WION
New Delhi Published: May 26, 2020, 01.18 PM(IST)

File photo of Rahul Gandhi Photograph:( AFP )

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Gandhi said that the Centre has failed in implementing all four versions of lockdown and should come out with a solution as to what the government intends to do now.

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday launched a scathing attack on Modi government on the issue of lifting lockdown when infection rates are soaring across the country. 

Gandhi said that the Centre has failed in implementing all four versions of lockdown and should come out with a solution as to what the government intends to do now.
 
He also said that he has been meeting daily wage labourers and most of them told him that they have lost faith in the government. 

In his press conference, Gandhi once again pushed the point that economic package has not worked, and state governments are not being supported by the centre in combating the pandemic.

“Even PM would accept that the plan of the government failed but now he should tell us the way out. PM has gone in a low-key position and is absent from the scene,” said Rahul Gandhi.

Rahul said that he would like the prime minister to acquire centre stage again.
 
Congress has taken a strong stand on the issue of migrant workers and cornered the government multiple time on this issue. The lifting of lockdown has witnessed a lot of teething problems and a haphazard opening up could lead to second wave.
 
Gandhi also said that the states cannot function in isolation. When asked about Maharashtra, he said,” Connected states will face the brunt more than far off areas. Then one also has to account for the fact that there is a difference between running the government and supporting the government,” he said.
 
Speaking on the issue of China, Rahul Gandhi said that the government must share facts with the nation. He also welcomed that Centre did give the right to the state governments for zoning and decision making at the local level.

Gandhi said that the reason why the Congress Party made the film on migrants was to showcase the problems faced by the migrant workers and the message needed to be sent across. 

India is undergoing fourth stage of lockdown and also simultaneously opening up. There is definitely an absence of a coordinated action amongst states and Congress insiders feel that it is the best way to pin Narendra Modi down as issues related to MSMEs and migrant labour issue has not been addressed properly by Modi government.

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