COVID lockdown proved a dying sentence for unorganised sector: Rahul

Tribune News Service
New Delhi, September 9

Congress chief Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday stated the sudden COVID lockdown proved a dying sentence for the unorganised sector and the third assault on the poor after the dual strikes of demonetization and the Goods and Services Tax.

In a video posted on Twitter, Gandhi stated the lockdown had severely affected the poor—these working in small and medium companies who’re every day wage earners.

“They eat with what they earn each day. When you announced a lockdown without a notice, you attacked them. The Prime Minister said the fight will be for 21 days, the backbone of the unorganized sector broke in 21 days,” Gandhi stated including that the COVID lockdown proved to be a dying sentence for the poor.

He stated when it was time to open after the lockdown, Congress instructed the federal government a number of occasions that serving to the poor was important.

“A scheme like NYAY will have to be implemented, money needs to be directly deposited in bank accounts. But they didn’t do it. We suggested that for small and medium businesses, you should prepare a package. They need to be saved. Without this money they will not be able to survive, but the government did nothing,” stated Gandhi including that as a substitute of the federal government waived off taxes value lakhs of crores of the “richest fifteen-twenty people”.

He stated the lockdown was not an assault on coronavirus, it was an assault on the poor of India, on the way forward for the youth, on labourers, farmers and small shopkeepers and on the unorganised sector.

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