There was a virtual meet conducted between Sonia Gandhi and 22 other likeminded opposition parties. The discussions held during the meet, had Sonia Gandhi stating serious accusations over PM Modi’s Government. One of the accusations stated was considering PM Modi’s 5 days detailed economic package to be considered a ‘cruel joke’.
About the meet held along with Sonia Gandhi:-
The virtual meet was reported to have been conducted along with Sonia Gandhi and 22 other like minded people on 22nd May. The participants of the meet were, Deve Gowda, PM HD, MK Stalin and many other leaders.
Mamata Banerjee, West Bengal CM, Sharad Pawar NCP chief and Uddhav Thackeray, Maharashtra CM were also a part. Leaders like Sitaram Yechury, D Raja, Sharad Yadav, Omar Abdullah, Jitan Ram Manjhi, Tejashwi Yadav and Badruddin Ajmal were also a part.
The accusations made by Sonia Gandhi:-
Some of the accusations were like, the lockdown had diminishing returns and the central Government had not given a thought on exit strategy. She even stated that the support from opposition was full, the government has forgotten federalism and power concentration is now in only the PMO office.
She further conveyed the economic package is a cruel joke and migrants are the defining image. She further conveyed that vulnerable people should receive cash transfers and many other sections have been ignored like shopkeepers, self-employed etc. Also accusations were laid conveying in accordance to covid-19 testing PM Modi has failed.
The reaction of BJP Government on the accusation laid by Sonia Gandhi:-
Prakash Javadekar, Union minister and Senior BJP leader, stated opposition was playing a role of negative politics, instead should have a united face against covid-19. He further stated of them playing double politics as they previously questioned lockdown extension not being implemented and now why did it happen.
He further stated West Bengal initially did not use Shramik trains and now Congress is doing very few buses. He stated while taking example of Uttar Pradesh’s bus proposal. In a reply to the criticism on economic projects, he stated Rs 1.70 lakh were already given and then an addition of Rs. 1 lakh crore increased the MGNREGA budget.
He further conveyed these leaders were disconnected and accused these allegations out of frustration. The people have given their support to the PM and now he is receiving recognition globally from leaders of the world. G V L Narasimha Rao, BJP spokesperson, also stated them as playing cynical politics and the Gandhi family has now “indulged in drama”.
He even told Priyanka Gandhi Vadra and Sonia Gandhi he is just doing grand announcements for migrants. He further stated they have not contributed anything except playing politics and doing drama. Rao even stated they have not liked the success of PM and India as it has not become like her native place which is Italy.