Meeting of Chief Ministers of Congress ruled States with Congress President, Sonia Gandhi begins to dicuss COVID19 & post lockdown work. Dr. Manmohan Singh & Rahul Gandhi and other leaders join in.
via R S Surjewala :
- Sonia Gandhi :
After May 17th, What? and After May 17th, How?
What criteria is GOI using to judge how long the lockdown is to continue.
We thank our farmers, particularly of Punjab & Haryana, for ensuring food security by bumper wheat crop despite all odds.
- Dr. Manmohan Singh :
We need to know, as Soniaji said, what will happen after lockdown 3.0?
Soniaji has already pointed out. CM’s need to deliberate and ask as to what is the strategy of Govt of India to get the country out of lockdown
- Ashok Gehlot :
Until extensive stimulus package is given, how will States & Country run? We have lost ₹10,000 Cr of revenue. States have repeatedly requested PM for a package but we are yet to hear from GOI
- Capt. Amarinder Singh :
We have set up two committees, one to strategise on how to come out of lockdown & other on economic revival.
Concern is people sitting in Delhi are deciding on classification of zones without knowing what’s happening on the ground.
- V. Narayanasamy :
Govt of India is deciding on zones without consulting the States and this is creating anomalous situation.
People sitting in Delhi can’t tell the States, No State or CM is consulted. Why?
PM isn’t saying a word on economic package for States.
- Bhupesh Baghel :
States are facing dire economic crisis. They need to be provided immediate assistance.
Chattisgarh is one state where 80% of Small Industries have restarted & nearly 85,000 workers have returned to work.
- Rahul Gandhi :
The central piece of strategy to fight covid is to protect the elderly as also those who are diabetic & with heart condition.
- P. Chidambaram :
States are bleeding in terms of finances but no money is being allocated by GOI. A number of newspapers have brought out the unavailability of finances with States.
- V. Moily :
Strategy to declare lockout or come out of it hasn’t been stated at all by Prime Minister or changed at all.