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