NINE-POINT OPPOSITION DEMAND IN LETTER TO MODI

NINE-POINT OPPOSITION DEMAND IN LETTER TO MODI

Leader of 12 major opposition parties have written a joint letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, demanding that the Centre take immediate action to check the spread of Covid in the country. The nine measures they suggested included free vaccines, a stop to the work on the Central Vista project and repeal of farm laws, among others. The leaders also alleged that the government has been consistently ignoring or refusing suggestions from the opposition. Signatories to the letter include Sonia Gandhi (Congress), Sharad Pawar (NCP), Uddhav Thackeray (Shiv Sena), Mamata Banerjee (TMC), MK Stalin (DMK) Sitaram Yechury (CPM), Hemant Soren (JMM),  Tejashwi Yadav (RJD), Akhilesh Yadav (SP), D Raja (CPI), Farooq Abdullah (JKPA) and HD Deve Gowda (JD-S).

Some of the key suggestions in the letter include:

1) Central procurement of vaccines from all available sources – global and domestic.

2)  Immediate free universal mass vaccination campaign

3) Compulsory licensing to expand domestic vaccine production

4) Spending the Rs 35,000 crore budgetary allocation for vaccines

5) Stopping the Central Vista construction and using the money for oxygen and vaccines

6) Releasing all money held in the “unaccounted private trust fund”, PMCares to buy vaccines, oxygen and medical equipment.

7) Rs 6,000 per month for the unemployed

8) Free distribution of foodgrains to the needy

9) Repeal of farm laws to protect farmers falling victim to Covid. 


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  1. Rahil Nora Chopra Rahil Nora Chopra says:

    Senior Journalist & Political Columnist