Moments after Prime Minister announced his government’s decision to extend the free foodgrains offer until November, the Congress pointed out that the suggestion was first made by party chief in a letter to PM.
The party said that the government should listen to their suggestion of direct cash injection.
Former Congress presidentasked the Centre to implement a minimum income guarantee scheme, like the Nyuntam Aay Yojana (NYAY) proposed by his party, for six months to boost demand and kickstart the economy.
The Congress said it was disappointing, didn’t match the hype that was generated before the speech and the Prime Minister seemed “preoccupied with the idea of Bihar Assembly elections.”
The party also questioned PM’s claim that the COVID-19 battle was well under control, as the data portrayed a grim picture and India was now the fourth highest in terms of the number of cases.