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‘First step in right direction’: Rahul Gandhi on govt’s Covid-19 aid package

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi who has been critical of the government’s handling of the coronavirus pandemic so far, said that the financial assistance package announced by Union finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Thursday “is the first step in the right direction”.

“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,” Gandhi tweeted.

Sitharaman announced a comprehensive Rs 1,70,000 crore economic package for the urban and rural poor to deal with the impact of the coronavirus pandemic.

Source: Hindustan Times