Sonia Gandhi unites opposition against Modinomics

The opposition has come together to serve the nation in the COVID-19 crisis on the call of Congress


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The opposition has come together to serve the nation in the COVID-19 crisis on the call of Congress.

1. Congress leads the way to fight the corona battle

22 like minded Political Parties participated virtually to discuss COVID-19 & economic pandemic.

2.  22 like minded parties discussed COVID-19 & economic pandemic

Congress chief Sonia Gandhi presided the meeting, that began with condolences on the deaths caused by Amphan Cyclone in West Bengal & Orissa.

3. Sonia Gandhi presided over the meeting

Former PM, Sh. HD Devegowda,

Sh. Rahul Gandhi,

Sh. Sharad Pawar,

W. Bengal CM,Ms. Mamta Banerjee,

Mah. CM, Sh. Uddhav Thackeray,

Jharkhand CM, Sh. Hemant Soren,

Sh. Sita Ram Yechury,

Sh. M.K.Stalin any many other prominent leaders joined the meeting

4.Prominent leaders discussed the present crisis

Opposition parties have passed a resolution to demand the Central Govt to immediately declare cyclone Amphan as a national calamity

5. Leaders from 22 parties passed a resolution

The opposition has demanded the centre to substantially help the states in facing the impact of this disaster:

6.Centre must help the states to tackle the disaster

The agenda included the government's handling of the coronavirus pandemic, the migrant issue and the states' suspension of labour laws

7.All parties criticised government's handling of COVID-19 pandemic

Congress raised the issue of freeze on the activities of the various parliamentary committees which function even when the parliament is not in session.

8. Congress raised the issue of freeze of parliamentary committees

The opposition parties discussed the government's economic package and other steps regarding the coronavirus pandemic.

9. Opposition in unison against government's economic package

West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee welcomed the initiative by the Congress and pledged to work together in crisis

10. Mamata Banerjee welcomed the initiative by the congress

Congress said it wants to ensure there is a legislative oversight and work with the opposition parties.

11. Congress seeks a legislative oversight to act responsibly amid crisis

Since Parliament was adjourned in March days ahead of the countrywide lockdown, the government has been conducting video conferences on various levels to discuss governance issues.

12.Parliament stands adjourned since March due to COVID-19

No meeting of the standing committees of parliament has been allowed, with the government contending that these are to be held in camera.

13. Government has not allowed any meetings of the standing committee

The Narendra Modi-Amit Shah combine has made the opposition "immobile", the government has been resisting this (the meetings),"a leader from the opposition said

14. PM Modi and Amit Shah has made the opposition immobile:Congress

Several Congress leaders heading committees including Shashi Tharoor, and Anand Sharma have written to the Presiding officers asking that these meetings be allowed virtually

15 Congress leaders have asked to allow the meetings virtually

The government has already been criticized for over-centralisation during the pandemic.

16. The government has been criticized for over-centralisation during pandemic

Pointing out that the country is a democracy, opposition leaders maintain that the normal democratic functions be resumed, especially now that the government's focus is on slowly easing the lockdown restrictions.

17. Congress has demanded that the democratic functions should resume

Opposition has questioned the government as number of states suspended labour laws, the government delayed financial assistance to states and the migrant issue generated huge controversy.

18. BJP government acted arbitrarily during the lockdown: opposition

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