Govt's relief package is first step in right direction, says Rahul Gandhi
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Govt's relief package is first step in right direction, says Rahul Gandhi

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Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Thursday said the announcements made by the Narendra Modi government are the "first step" in the right direction in fighting against the coronavirus outbreak.

Reacting to the announcement, Rahul Gandhi in a tweet said, "The government announcement today of a financial assistance package, is the first step in the right direction. India owes a debt to its farmers, daily wage earners, labourers, women and the elderly who are bearing the brunt of the ongoing lockdown."

The Govt announcement today of a financial assistance package, is the first step in the right direction. India owes a debt to its farmers, daily wage earners, labourers, women & the elderly who are bearing the brunt of the ongoing lockdown.#Corona Rahul Gandhi (@RahulGandhi) March 26, 2020

Rahul Gandhi was responding to the announcements made by Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman where she announced a mega relief package, Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan scheme, worth Rs 1.70 lakh crore. The finance minister said the package will help people overcome the hardships they may face due to the outbreak of novel coronavirus in India.

"Today's measures are intended at reaching out to the poorest of the poor, with food and money in hands, so that they do not face difficulties in buying essential supplies and meeting essential needs," Nirmala Sitharaman said.

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