Only 20 lakh crores: MP Congress demands 50% of the GDP as economic stimulus

Prime Minister Narendra Modi in his address to the nation on Tuesday evening announced a new economic stimulus package which in combination with the previous packages announced during the ongoing COVID-19 crisis amounts to around 20 lakh crores. This is 10% of India’s GDP. But according to the Madhya Pradesh Congress, this is very small amount.

In a tweet that came minutes after the Prime Minister’s address, a bizarre tweet from the official Twitter handle of MP Congress said that the announced amount is very small and not sufficient to revive economy. It further asked the government to spend “atleast” 50% of the GDP.

People reacted to the tweet with hilarious comments.

Meanwhile, responding to Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s address, Congress leader Randeep Singh Surjewala said that “India is deeply disappointed by your utter lack of empathy, sensitivity and failure to address the woes of millions of migrant workers.”
“Dear PM, What you said today gives the country and the media a headline. When the ‘blank page’ is filled with ‘Heartfelt Help of People’, the nation and Congress party will respond,” Surjewala tweeted.

“Dear PM, the mammoth heart-breaking human tragedy of migrant workers walking back home needed compassion, care and safe return. India is deeply disappointed by your utter lack of empathy, sensitivity and failure to address the woes of millions of migrant workers,” he added.

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