23 May 2020, 03:45 pm By Neha Sinha
Sonia Gandhi suggests PM Modi to cancel 20,000 Crore Delhi Redesign, for Covid19 fund

Sonia Gandhi offered suggestions to PM Modi and about the Cancellation of Rs 20,000-Crore for Redesigning Of Delhi. The letter came one day after the cabinet decided on a 30% salary cut for MPs. Sonia Gandhi offered 5 concrete suggestions for the Indian Prime Minister.  

Sonia Gandhi said that to ban government ads, stop the 'self-indulgent' Rs 20,000 Crore 'beautification drive' in Delhi and suspend official foreign tours, Congress president Sonia Gandhi offered five concrete suggestion to Prime Minister Narendra Modi in the fight against Coronavirus (COVID-19).

Sonia Gandhi wrote a statement where she urged the government to suspend the Rs 20,000 crore as the Central Vista beautification and construction project. 

Five Concrete suggestion give by Sonia Gandhi to PM Modi:

Sonia Gandhi suggests modi to cancel Delhi Redesign

1) The first suggestion was given by Sonia Gandhi to PM Modi that a complete ban on TV, print and online media ads by the government for two years, with an exception for coronavirus-related information.

She said that the Central Government currently spends an average of Rs 1,250 crore per year on media advertisements also said that not including an equal or greater amount spent by PSUs and Government companies. This will provide a big amount to reduce the effect of the economic and social impacts.

2)The Congress chief also urged the government to make a proportionate reduction of 30 percent in its own expenditure. This 30 percent (i.e. Rs 2.5 lakh crores per year approximately) can then be allocated towards establishing an economic safety net for migrant workers, laborers, farmers, MSME's and those in the unorganized sector," Sonia Gandhi said.

3) Sonia Gandhi gave the third suggestion is that all foreign visits including that of the President, the Prime Minister, Union Ministers, Chief Ministers, State Ministers, and bureaucrats be put on hold. She said this against Novel Coronavirus.

4) 'The amount which is around Rs 393 crores for just the Prime Minister and Union Cabinet's trips in the last five years) can be utilized extremely extensively in measures to combat COVID-19,' she suggested to PM Modi.

5) Sonia Gandhi also suggested to point out that Rs 3,800 crore is lying unutilized in the PM's relief fund. Two silos should be separately created for the distribution of funds.

Sonia Gandhi suggests PM Modi cancel 20,000 Crore

Conclusion: Sonia Gandhi offered 5 concrete suggestions to fight against Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) to ban TV, print and online media ads by the government for two years. Also, she said the government to make a proportionate reduction of 30 percent in its own expenditure. all foreign visits including that of the President, the Prime Minister, Union Ministers, Chief Ministers, State Ministers, and bureaucrats be put on hold and the money of those should be utilized. Union Cabinet's trips amount Rs 393 crores should be used for saving the life from Outbreak and also should be created two separate silos to keep money audit, not use PM CARES.

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