The highest management of Congress, together with Sonia Gandhi, Rahul Gandhi and Manmohan Singh, held a gathering with the chief ministers of Congress-ruled states. The chief ministers raised a number of considerations over the battle towards coronavirus and mentioned they weren’t consulted by the Centre on a number of points.
Punjab chief minister Capt Amarinder Singh and Puducherry chief minister V Narayanasamy mentioned the state governments weren’t consulted by the Centre whereas classifying the districts into Purple, Orange and Inexperienced Zones.
Amarinder Singh mentioned, “It’s matter of concern that folks sitting in Delhi are deciding on the classification of coronavirus zones with out realizing what’s occurring on the bottom.”
Narayanasamy echoed Singh and mentioned, “The Govt of India is deciding on zones with out consulting the states and that is creating an anomalous state of affairs. Folks sitting in Delhi can’t inform the states. No state or chief minister are being consulted. Why?”
In the meantime, Sonia Gandhi and Manmohan Singh requested how the Centre was planning to return out of the prolonged lockdown that has wreaked havoc on the financial system.
The considerations have been voiced in a video convention assembly of Congress consultative group on coronavirus which passed off on Wednesday. The assembly was chaired by Congress president Sonia Gandhi.
“After Could 17, what? And after Could 17, how?” requested Sonia Gandhi in the course of the assembly. Sonia additionally sought a clarification from the Centre on the factors that the Modi authorities is utilizing to evaluate how lengthy the lockdown will proceed.
The Congress chief minister additionally criticised the Centre for denying financial package deal to the states within the time of want.
Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot mentioned, “Till an intensive stimulus package deal is given, how the states and the nation will run? We have now misplaced Rs 10,00zero crore in income. States have repeatedly requested PM Modi for a package deal however we’re but to listen to from the Centre.”
On the same notice, Puducherry CM mentioned, “PM isn’t saying a phrase on financial package deal for the states.”
Capt Amarinder added, “We have now arrange two committees, one to strategise on tips on how to come out of lockdown and one other on financial revival.”
Former Union Finance Minister P Chidambaram seconded the demand from chief ministers and mentioned “States are bleeding when it comes to funds however no cash is being allotted by the Centre. We have now been pleading for money transfers from the federal government to the underside half of the individuals. As an alternative, the governments are doing a reverse switch of cash from the individuals to the federal government. That is merciless.”
The state chief ministers demanded financial aid from the Centre to outlive the lockdown.