Left Menu
Development News Edition

Rahul Gandhi launches fresh attack on Centre over migrant workers' death, job losses during lockdown

Did no migrant workers die during the COVID-19 induced lockdown phase if the Centre does not have any record of the same, said Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday targeting the Central government.

ANI | New Delhi | Updated: 15-09-2020 09:31 IST | Created: 15-09-2020 09:31 IST
Rahul Gandhi launches fresh attack on Centre over migrant workers' death, job losses during lockdown
Congress leader and Wayanad MP Rahul Gandhi. (File photo). Image Credit: ANI

Did no migrant workers die during the COVID-19 induced lockdown phase if the Centre does not have any record of the same, said Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday targeting the Central government. The Wayanad MP launched an attack on the Centre following a written reply by the Ministry of Labour and Employment on Monday, in which it had said that the government has "no such data available" on the number of migrant deaths or the job losses.

"The Modi government does not know how many migrant workers died and how many jobs were lost during the lockdown. If you didn't count did the deaths not occur? The pain is in the fact that it had no effect on the government, the world saw their deaths, it's only the Modi government which didn't get the news," the Congress leader tweeted (roughly translated from Hindi). The monsoon session of Parliament began on Monday and is slated to conclude on October 1 without any day off.

Both the Houses of Parliament will sit for four hours daily adhering to precautionary measures against COVID-19. (ANI)


TRENDING

OPINION / BLOG / INTERVIEW

Uganda COVID-19 response: Was off to a good start but reopening dwindled prospects

Uganda has shown success in using health information to enhance efficiency of disease surveillance, reporting and monitoring. The success, however, has critical challenges confronting it as the country resumes normal activities....

New farm bills in India: Focusing on farms or farmers?

... ...

Kenya’s COVID-19 response: Chaos amid lack of information

Confusing numbers and scanty information on how effective curfews and lockdowns have been in breaking transmission have amplified coordination and planning challenges in Kenyas response to COVID-19. Without accurate data, it is impossible t...

Farkhad Akhmedov: Calculating the price of impunity from the law

In insistences such as the battle over the Luna, Akhmedov has resorted to extreme legal machinations to subvert the High Courts decision and keep his assets from being seized. ...

Videos

Latest News

Gabon signs hydropower deal in step towards emissions target

Gabon and Paris-based asset manager Meridiam signed a 210 million deal on Tuesday to build a hydroelectric dam as part of the central African nations international commitment to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Once operational in 2023, the...

U.S. CDC reports 225,084 deaths from coronavirus

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention CDC on Tuesday reported 8,680,611 cases of new coronavirus, an increase of 63,589 cases from its previous count, and said that the number of deaths had risen by 483 to 225,084.The CDC repo...

Venezuela's Guaido denounces forced disappearance of party coordinator

Venezuelas Juan Guaido on Tuesday accused the government of illegally detaining an opposition activist, blaming it for what he called the forced disappearance of Roland Carreno of the Popular Will party. Carreno was approached on Monday aft...

Biden thrusts into Trump country for Georgia rally in campaign's final week

Just a week ahead of the Nov. 3 election, President Donald Trump and Democrat Joe Biden are criss-crossing the country on Tuesday in an intense day of campaigning, with Biden making a thrust into traditional Republican territory in a show o...

Give Feedback