By Rohit Sindhu, Updated : Apr 16, 2020 15:02 IST
Rahul Gandhi on Coronavirus- Give 10 kg of wheat and rice, 1kg sugar & pluses to poor, time to fight Covid19

In his Video Conferencing Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Thursday said 'Government should distribute 10 kg of wheat and rice, one kg of sugar, one kg of pulses should be given to poor every week: Cong leader Rahul Gandhi on Thursday called video conferencing with political leaders or party and hinted out plan to fight Coronavirus and help needy ones across the country. Here is highlights of Rahul Gandhi's video conferencing, where he laid down options in front of Central Government in fight against Covid19 pandemic.

Rahul Gandhi on Coronavirus

Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi urged Central Government to help poors by supplying essential commodities and services. Gandhi said centre should give 10 kg  of pulses should be given to poor every week added Cong leader Rahul Gandhi. Food supply is  critical issue; we should distribute ration to poor, marginalised says Cong leader Rahul Gandhi. I'm addition to that he said Govt has to be compassionate, has to respond quickly amid lockdown as poors and marginalized are suffering badly. Govt needs to act quickly on migrant front; if it does not, there will be social unrest soon said Congress leader.

India should start random testing of virus; without it, you will keep following virus and it will keep getting ahead of you. Testing is our main weapon against virus; it is strategic weapon said Cong leader Rahul Gandhi in his Video conferencing.

Covid19 can't be Controlled, Rahul Gandhi

Rahul Gandhi on Thursday in Video conference meeting said that COVID-19 cannot be controlled, it has to be dynamically managed. He added that Lockdown is no way defeats virus, only stops it for sometime. There is going to be massive economic backlash of COVID-19 and govt should create two zones Hotspot zone and non-hotspot zone said Congress leader.

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Highlights of Rahul Gandhi's Video Conference-

  1. There should be no declaration of victory over COVID-19; it is long battle. Premature declaration of victory over virus could be fatal said Cong leader Rahul Gandhi.
  2. India will reach different level if we defeat virus effectively.
  3. We can win against this virus together; will lose fight if we remain divided
  4. Think about safety net for critical areas of economy
  5. 10 kg of wheat and rice, one kg of sugar, one kg of pulses should be given to poor every week and Government should act quickly
  6. On political rivalry Rahul Gandhi said ‘I may disagree with PM Modi, but this is no time to fight; it is time to fight virus unitedly’.
  7. Centre needs to control main national system; CMs need to be given more powers to handle COVID-19
  8. COVID-19 cannot be controlled, it has to be dynamically managed said Rahul Gandhi
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