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.
केवल 20 लाख करोड़..?
ये महामारी है,
सब कुछ चौपट हो चुका है।
जीडीपी का केवल 10% नहीं,
कम से कम जीडीपी का 50% तो दीजिये।
— MP Congress (@INCMP) May 12, 2020
People reacted to the tweet with hilarious comments.
Let me help, That's …
10.75 times Coalgate scam amount.
11.36 times 2G scam amount.
28.6 times the CWG scam amount.
31,250 times Bofors scandal amount.
— Avinash Srivastava (@go4avinash) May 12, 2020
You know more than Rahul gandhi? He demand just 5% of GDP! PM gave 5% more!
— Paras Shah (@parashah91) May 12, 2020
Total bunkum, r they serious, ask them to give exact numeric value of GDP. We r bless to have an honest PM or think of the disaster if we had MMS as PM. The package is a game changer. The only thing PM have to do is take some strict measures n plzz plzz stop appeasement .
— tanussh (@tanussh_neo) May 12, 2020
— 🇮🇳 Bhau Ka Fan (@BhauKaFan) May 12, 2020
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.