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Even before #Covid_19 rural India was in a major crisis since demonetisation & due to this govt's policies. Hard-won gains over decades are in danger of being lost unless Centre comes up with a major action plan. What we see is gimmickry, which is no substitute, just a diversion.
PM's call to BJP workers to collect signatures in their locality on letters thanking 5 categories of service workers amounts to a clear violation of #Lockdown Rules. Shocking PM using an epidemic for Political activity!
The financial package announced by the govt has left out many people and is simply insufficient to provide relief from the economic effects of this pandemic. The govt should immediately announce a second economic package. #ModiGovtFailsIndia
The international media, including the Guardian, the Washington Post & the New York Times, have reported and commented upon the desperate plight of the migrant workers. See, for example, this article: https://www.theatlantic.com/international/archive/2020/03/india-coronavirus-covid19-narendra-modi/60...
Comrade @Sitaram Yechury speaks on the lockdown, condition of workers and availability of medical facilities. He urges the govt to make arrangements for shelter and food for workers. He also asks for making large scale arrangements for medical facilities and tests.
This looks like a feasible solution as part of preparedness. Let’s nationalise all private hospitals in this country for a month. If the Chattisgarh government can do it, why can’t the Central govt? #CoronavirusOubreak https://glibs.in/m/MISC/Bhupesh-government-acquires-all-private-hospitals-and-nursing-homes-order-is...
. @Bernie Sanders ON FIRE on the Senate floor: "And now I find that some of my Republican colleagues are very distressed they're very upset that somebody is making $10-$12 bucks an hour might end up with a paycheck for four months more than they received last week...
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