Chandrababu Naidu also expressed confidence that India under PM Modi’s able leadership will overcome the coronavirus crisis soon.
New Delhi| TDP chief N Chandrababu Naidu on Friday appreciated Prime Minister Narendra Modi for ‘timely package’ of Rs 1.75 crore to frontline warriors, farmers and the poor to combat the unprecedented situation arising out of Covid-19 outbreak and said that his government is ‘humanity personified’.
In his letter to the Prime Minister, the TDP chief hailed Modi for his clarion call for Janata Curfew on March 22 and said: “India, with its huge diversity and large population, is on the edge of Covid-19 threat. However, we are confident that India under your able leadership would effectively retaliate the threat of coronavirus by setting an example to the rest of the world.”
“Rs 1,75,000 crore package to support various sections of the society is highly lauded. In this context, Rs 50 lakh insurance cover introduced for frontline warriors (doctors and other health workers fighting COVID-19) comes at a right time as a tribute to their sacrifice,” he said.
The Rs.1,75,000 Cr relief announced by @narendramodi ji’s Govt is a landmark package and a much-needed antidote to a bleak situation. Truly hope the nation tides through these times faster and emerges stronger than before pic.twitter.com/Kcx1HYIxW8
— N Chandrababu Naidu (@ncbn) March 27, 2020
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“India, with its huge diversity and large population is on the edge of COVID-19 threat. However, we are confident that India under your able leadership would effectively retaliate the threat of coronavirus by setting an example to the rest of the world,” he said, adding that “efforts to ensure that no Indian goes to bed on an empty stomach is a proof that your government is humanity personified”.
The central government has announced a slew of measures to provide some relief to the weaker section of society including daily wage workers, farmers and women. Under the PM Garib Kalyan Yojana, the government will provide Rs 50 lakh medical insurance per person for health workers who are putting themselves at risk by treating Covid-19 patients. The government will also be providing free rice, wheat and pulses and cooking gas cylinders. Besides, MNREGA wages have also been increased from the present Rs 182 per day to Rs 202.
The government has announced that a one-time amount of Rs 1,000 will be deposited into the accounts of 3 crore senior citizens. Furthermore, 20 crore women ‘Jan Dhan’ account holders will get Rs 500 per month for the next three months.