The Congress Working Committee (CWC) said the government’s strategy of limited testing was “flawed”, its financial action plan “hopelessly inadequate” and claimed that it went in for the 21-day lockdown “unplanned”.
An analysis by The Indian Express of the travel history of positive cases from 10 states shows that more than half (54.94%) of them with international travel history had come from or through the Gulf nations.
Referring to the 21-day lockdown, Rahul said he thinks the “government will eventually extend this even further” and argued that “it is critical for us to understand that India’s conditions are unique.
Both the Bharatiya Mazdoor Sangh (BMS), affiliated to the RSS, and the Centre of Indian Trade Unions (CITU), linked with the CPI(M), have asked Prime Minister Narendra Modi to see that Rs 5,000 is transferred to every worker as wage relief in this lockdown period.
Both Bharatiya Mazdoor Sangh (BMS) of the RSS and the Centre of Indian Trade Unions (CITU) of the CPM asked Prime Minister Narendra Modi to see that Rs 5,000 is transferred to every worker as a wage relief.
Congress leader Anand Sharma said, “You have to ensure that the poor and the vulnerable are taken care of. It is still strange that there is no package, no economic package, and food guarantees for the poor.”
In the Bill, the disincentives for those who do not comply include barring them from contesting elections, getting promotions in government services, receiving government subsidy — barring those in the BPL category —or applying for Group A jobs.
Since the exit of Jyotiraditya Scindia, parallels have been drawn between Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan — the context being the disharmony between established veteran leaders and ambitious young faces in the party.
The party has fielded Hooda’s son Deepender from Haryana, overlooking Congress communication department head Randeep Surjewala and state Congress president Kumari Selja, who is retiring from the Upper House.
Ever since the Congress was defeated in the 2014 Lok Sabha elections, over half-a-dozen former Union ministers, three former chief ministers, at least four present and past state presidents are among those who have left.
Sources close to Scindia said his fight is for “justice” with “no intention to rock the boat”. They say he has been “ignored” and is “upset” with the “one-man show” in the state in a reference to Nath. His supporters suspect there could be “foul play” if he is not the first choice.
The statement has been signed by NCP’s Sharad Pawar, West Bengal Chief Minister and TMC leader Mamata Banerjee, JD(S) leader H D Deve Gowda, CPI(M) general secretary Sitaram Yechury, CPI leader D Raja, RJD leader Manoj Kumar Jha, and former Union Ministers Yashwant Sinha and Arun Shourie.