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Nirmala Sitharaman: Rahul Gandhi’s Speaking For Migrant Labourers Is Drama

Rahul Gandhi
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Nirmala Sitharaman conveyed Congress president Sonia Gandhi to join hands of the government in handling the migrant’s issue and to deal with them more presently.

Nirmala Sitharaman
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Yesterday Rahul Gandhi had an impromptu hour-long meeting with some migrants in Delhi. Concerned by the meeting Finance Minister Nirmala Sitaraman commented on Sunday that, Congress leader’s act was nothing but a “drama”.

Sitaraman called out Rahul Gandhi “dramebaaz”, earnest while announcing the final and the fifth part of the Rs 20 lakh crore economic stimulus package. She said, “Rahul Gandhi’s act of speaking for migrant labourers is drama.”

Congress has always been somewhat critical of the government handling of the migrant emergency, as hundreds of migrants are seen walking or hitchhiking their way from days to go to their native villages.

Nirmala Sitharaman conveyed Congress president Sonia Gandhi to join hands of the government in handling the migrant’s issue and to deal with them more presently.

Rahul Gandhi
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“I want to tell the Opposition party that on the issue to migrants we all must work together. We are working with all states on this issue. With folded hands, I ask Sonia Gandhi Ji that we must speak and deal with our migrants more responsibly,” Sitharaman said.

On Sunday, Rahul spoke to a bunch of migrant workers, who were 20 out of hundreds mapping on Delhi roads impotent to afford train fares and trying to make a way back to their home states.

The Congress later said that police tried to hold down the migrant workers who interacted with Rahul Gandhi — a charge denied by the Delhi Police.

As part of the last portion of the “Atmanirbhar Bharat campaign”, Sitaraman declared the raising of the borrowing limit of states, an additional allowance of Rs 40,000 crore for MNGREGA workers and the allowance of inclusion of private players in some public sectors.

 

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