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Congress Party Sets Up ‘Speak Up India’ Campaign Against Government

Party President Sonia Gandhi suggested direct cash transfer to migrants and poor families and also financial relief to MSMEs

 

MUMBAI| On Thursday Congress party launched ‘Speak Up India’ campaign to raise public support for the people suffering from the coronavirus inducted lockdown and asked the central government to unlock its coffers.

Congress party through their Social Media account posted videos by the party workers in support of the campaign. The party president Sonia Gandhi said that due to the lockdown, many people have left jobless, workplaces were shut down, farmers are struggling to sell their crops but the government did not take cognisance of this.

Party President Sonia Gandhi suggested direct cash transfer to migrants and poor families and also financial relief to MSMEs.

Gandhi said, “Put direct cash of Rs 7,500 per month in the account of every family for the next six months and provide Rs 10,000 immediately; ensure safe and free travel of labourers back home, employment opportunity and rations; and also increase the number of workdays under MNREGA to 200 days to facilitate jobs in villages.”

Gandhi further added, “Instead of loans, provide financial relief to the small and medium industry so that crores of jobs are saved and the country progresses.”

Following her Senior Congress Leader P Chidambaram also said the government should take care of the free and safe travel to the migrants who are leaving for their home. He through his video message said, “We demand that each migrant worker family returning to their homes should be given free transportation. After being tested, each migrant worker family should be given Rs 10,000 to tide over the present crisis”‘.

Party General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra said, “We have, in our own capacity, helped at least 90 lakh people in the last one-and-a-half month. We urge people to take to Twitter, Facebook or any other social media platform to raise voice for the people who are struggling in these situations.”

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