CONGRESS PRESIDENT HOLDS VIDEO MEET WITH STATE CONGRESS CHIEFS
The 1stnewz Staff : Congress president Sonia Gandhi on Friday held a meeting with presidents of state units via video conference to take stock of the situation arising out of the continuing nationwide lockdown. She hoped the central government would come up with a detailed plan to mitigate the suffering of the poor, farmers and unorganized workers. During the meeting the party said almost every state president has spoken about how lack of testing is hampering the fight against coronavirus. The Congress also accused the centre of failing to secure the safety and livelihood of Indians in America. Congress leader Randeep Surjewala said "The sword of H-1B visa job terminations looms large on the heads of an estimated 75000 Indians, with the United States giving them only a 60 day period to find a new job in case of a layoff. There are 309,986 Indians working on H-1B visa in the USA."