#Lockdown2 : P Chidambaram Says Poor Left To Fend For Themselves, Congress Party Rues No Financial Package Announcement

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Reacting to Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s address to the nation extending the lockdown to May 3 , Senior Congress leader and former Finance Minister P Chidambaram in his tweet wrote : “The poor have been left to fend for themselves for 21+19 days, including practically soliciting food. There is money, there is food, but the government will not release either money or food. Cry, my beloved country.”

In another tweet though Chidambaram backed the lockdown extension as he wrote , We understand the compulsion for extending the lockdown. We support the decision

Meanwhile Congress party spokesperson Abhishek Singhvi said the PM’s address was like Hamlet without the Prince of Denmark. “Amazing PM address. Exhortation, rhetoric, inspiration…..yet hollow on specifics! No financial package, no details, no concrete item. Neither for poor nor middle class nor industry nor businesses. Lockdown is good but cannot be end in itself! Where is single livelihood issue,” he asked.


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