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'Govt doesn't get it', only full lockdown can stop Covid: Rahul Gandhi

Congress leader says 'inaction is killing people', wants government to protect the poor in the pandemic.

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Rahul Gandhi | Coronavirus | Indian National Congress

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

Rahul Gandhi

Congress leader on Tuesday said the only way to stop the spread of now was a full lockdown with the protection of minimum income guarantee scheme, NYAY, for the 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," Gandhi said in a tweet.

"GOI's inaction is killing many innocent people," he said.

The Congress has been asserting that the central and state governments move to control the situation by resorting to partial curfews, travel restrictions, closure and lockdowns will again be restricting economic activity that will hit the poor and, therefore, it was imperative to provide monthly income support.

Gandhi has been pushing for the implementation of the party's proposed Nyuntam Aay Yojana (NYAY) providing minimum income guarantee to vulnerable sections.
 

 

The Congress has been critical of the government's response to the COVID-19 crisis.

India's total tally of COVID-19 cases crossed the 2-crore mark with 3,57,229 infections being reported in a day, while the death toll increased to 2,22,408 with 3,449 new fatalities, according to the Union Health Ministry data updated on Tuesday.

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First Published: Tue, May 04 2021. 10:55 IST
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