CONGRESS SEEKS FINANCIAL AID FOR STATE GOVTS
Rahil Nora Chopra : The Congress on Saturday said the Union government should empower the state governments by announcing a special economic package of ₹1 lakh crore and release about Rs. 42,000 crore due as compensation for the goods and services tax (GST). It urged the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) to offer zero interest loans as the States have been at the forefront of the fight against the Covid-19 pandemic. Former Congress president Rahul Gandhi asked the government to scale up testing rather than ‘lighting lamps’.
“India is simply not testing enough to fight the Covid19 virus. Making people clap & shining torches in the sky isn't going to solve the problem,” Mr. Gandhi tweeted.