ye-public-hai-sab-jaanti-hai
  1. You Are At:
  2. English News
  3. India
  4. Sonia Gandhi writes to PM Modi, suggests measures to save money to fight COVID-19

Sonia Gandhi writes to PM Modi, suggests measures to save money to fight COVID-19

In her letter to the prime minister, Sonia Gandhi also called for ordering the proportionate reduction of 30 per cent in expenditure budget (other than salaries, pensions and central sector schemes) for the government of India.

India TV News Desk Edited by: India TV News Desk
New Delhi Published on: April 07, 2020 14:52 IST
sonia gandhi
Image Source : PTI

Sonia Gandhi writes to PM Modi, suggests measures to save money to fight COVID-19

Suggesting five measures to conserve money for the fight against COVID-19, Congress President Sonia Gandhi on Tuesday wrote to Prime Minister Narendra Modi and demanded a complete ban on media advertisements by government and PSUs for two years and suspending the Central Vista beautification project. The suggestions came after Modi reached out to several opposition leaders, including Gandhi, on Monday.

In her letter to the prime minister, Gandhi also called for ordering the proportionate reduction of 30 per cent in expenditure budget (other than salaries, pensions and central sector schemes) for the government of India.

All foreign visits of the president, prime minister, Union ministers, chief ministers, state ministers and bureaucrats must be put on hold, she said.

The Congress chief called for transferring all money under the 'PM Cares' fund to the 'Prime Ministers National Relief Fund' to ensure efficiency, transparency and accountability.

Asserting that the need of the hour is austerity measures to divert funds to the fight against COVID-19, she said, "Impose a complete ban on media advertisements - television, print and online - by the Government and PSU's for a period of two years."

Gandhi also called upon the PM to suspend the Rs 20,000 crore Central Vista beautification and construction project forthwith. “I am certain that Parliament can function comfortably within existing historical buildings,” she said.

Also Read | Prepare 10-point priority list for work post lockdown: PM to Team Modi

Also Read | PM Modi's 5 appeal to fight coronavirus on BJP's foundation day

Latest India News

Write a comment