Updated: May 5, 2021 1:58:36 am
Senior Congress leader Rahul Gandhi, who had been critical of the way the Centre imposed the lockdown last year and handled the migrant crisis, Tuesday said the only way to fight the second wave of the pandemic now was a full lockdown with the protection of a minimum income guarantee scheme for vulnerable sections.
“GOI doesn’t get it. The only way to stop the spread of Corona now is a full lockdown- with the protection of NYAY for the vulnerable sections. GOI’s inaction is killing many innocent people,” Gandhi tweeted.
NYAY was a promised minimum income guarantee scheme in its Lok Sabha election manifesto of 2019. Gandhi put out another tweet soon saying he meant that lockdown has become the only option because of the lack of any other strategy by the Centre.
“I just want to make it clear that a lockdown is now the only option because of a complete lack of strategy by GOI. They allowed, rather, they actively helped the virus reach this stage where there’s no other way to stop it. A crime has been committed against India,” he said.
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