New Delhi: Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Monday wrote a letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi offering suggestions on coronavirus pandemic, which has claimed 25 lives so far in the country. In the letter, Gandhi said that government’s sudden lockdown has created immense panic and confusion among people. He asserted ‘we stand together with the government in fighting and overcoming this tremendous challenge’. Also Read - 'Stay Away From Me, I Violated Lockdown,' MP Cop Writes on Forehead of Labourer | Watch
“Thousands of migrant workers have been forced to leave their rented homes as they are unable to pay rent. It is important that the government intervenes and provides them money for their rent”, the letter read. Also Read - Lockdown: Ensure no Movement of People Across Cities, Centre Issues Fresh Guidelines to States
Here’s his letter Also Read - Amid 21-Day Lockdown, Abhijit Banerjee-Esther Duflo Prescribe Nine Steps to Combat COVID-19
A couple of days ago, Congress’ interim President Sonia Gandhi had written a letter to PM Modi to draw his attention to the plight of migrant workers, who have been caught in the biggest ever reverse migration process as states closed borders forcing them to return to their hometowns on foot.
“Lakhs of migrant workers are being forced to walk hundreds of miles as there is no public transport available. Several others are stuck in guest houses or hotels and have run out of money to pay their costs,” wrote Sonia.
Furthermore, she argued that the purpose of the lockdown should not be defeated “by making the most vulnerable bear its cost”.