Provide Cash to Poor, Tax Breaks to Industry during COVID-19 Lockdown: Rahul Gandhi
Amid a country-wide lockdown due to COVID-19, Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday demanded immediate financial support through direct cash transfers to the poor and daily wagers, noting that delaying this will cause widespread devastation and chaos.
He also urged the government to act swiftly in announcing tax breaks and financial support to industries which are struggling to prevent massive job losses during the coronavirus crisis.
I believe our strategy should have 2 components - Tackling Covid-19 and isolate the virus and block its escape routes.
On the economic front, he said, "Those who survive on daily wages need immediate help & support through direct cash transfers into their accounts & free rations.
Act quickly by announcing tax breaks and financial support to prevent massive job losses and reassure business owners that the government will support them through this crisis".