Congress president Sonia Gandhi had said that the suggestions she gave to the government on tackling Covid-19 crisis, were only acted upon partially. At a meeting of party’s highest decision-making body, the Congress Working Committee, Gandhi said that “large-heartedness and alacrity from the Central Government is conspicuous by its absence”.
“Since our meeting three weeks ago, the pandemic has increased disturbingly – both in spread and speed,” the Congress president said in her opening remarks.
“I offered our constructive cooperation and suggestions. Unfortunately, they have been acted upon only partially and in a miserly way. The compassion, large-heartedness and alacrity from the central government is conspicuous by its absence,” she added.
For the first time since the coronavirus crisis began, the Congress president took on the BJP and sounded concern on what she called the “virus of communal hatred” spread by the ruling party; it should worry each and every Indian, she said.
Congress Working Committee (CWC) meeting on Thursday, Sonia Gandhi blasted the ruling BJP saying the party is busy spreading the virus of communal hatred and prejudice during a crisis as grave as the coronavirus pandemic.
Sonia Gandhi accused the BJP of spreading communal hatred in the country and also said that “grave damage” is being done to social harmony by the Bharatiya Janata Party.
Addressing a meeting of the CWC, Sonia Gandhi said this should worry every Indian and the Congress will have to work hard to repair this damage.
“Let me also share with you something that should worry each and every one as Indians. When we should be tackling the coronavirus unitedly, the BJP continues to spread the virus of communal prejudice and hatred,” Sonia Gandhi said.
“Grave damage is being done to our social harmony. Our party, we will have to work hard to repair that damage,” she added.