Sonia says Covid transcends political differences and demands meeting of all parties
On Friday, Congress President Sonia Gandhi accused the Modi government of letting the country’s population down in dealing with the pandemic and demanded that an all-party meeting be called immediately on the COVID situation. 19.
The battle against the pandemic transcends political differences and everyone must fight it together as a nation, she said at a virtual congressional parliamentary party meeting.
She also called for a meeting of the standing committees to be convened to ensure collective action and accountability to better fight the pandemic.
Launching a fierce attack on Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Gandhi accused India of being crippled by political leadership that has no empathy for the people and has let the people of the country down.
“Let us be absolutely clear – the system has not failed. The Modi government has been unable to constructively channel India’s many strengths and resources. I say this categorically – India today is crippled by leadership policy which has no empathy for the people. The Modi government has let down the people of our country “, she declared to the deputies.
She said Congress strongly believes that the fight against the pandemic was not a “government versus us” battle, but a “us versus Corona” battle.
“This battle transcends political differences. We must fight this battle together as a nation. With this in mind, as a first step, I believe that the Modi government urgently needs to convene an all-party meeting on the COVID situation. -19 “, she mentioned.
“The Congress Party is also calling for standing committees to be convened to ensure collective action and accountability to better fight the pandemic,” she said.
Gandhi asked the opposition leader Rajya Sabha Mallikarjun Kharge to bring to the president’s attention the report of the Standing Committee on Health presented in October 2020 and to demand that he act on the recommendations of the report.
“The situation is not being delayed. To face this crisis, we need a capable, calm and visionary leadership ”, she declared.
The nation, she accused, is sinking under the weight of the indifference and incompetence of the Modi government and has told party lawmakers that now is the time to dedicate itself again to serving our people.
The congressman said the congressional parliamentary committee meeting was being held under extraordinary circumstances as India was in the throes of a deadly health disaster.
She said thousands of people have died and millions are scrambling to access basic health care, life-saving medicines, oxygen and vaccines.
It is heartbreaking to see people fighting for their lives in hospitals, on the roads, waiting in vehicles, far too many for want of any medical help, she said.
“And what is the Modi government doing? Instead of alleviating their suffering and suffering, it has abdicated its fundamental responsibilities and duties towards the people,” she lamented.
She also alleged that the government’s vaccination policy is inequitable and will exclude millions of Dalits, Adivasis, other backward classes, as well as the poor and marginalized.
“It is quite shocking to see the Modi government abdicate its moral obligation and sworn duty to the people,” she said.
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