NEW DELHI: As India continues to report over 3 lakh daily new COVID-19 cases, 12 major opposition parties have written to Prime Minister Narendra Modi demanding that the Centre take immediate action to check the spread of Covid in the country.
Calling the pandemic an “apocalyptic human tragedy”, the opposition parties, in a joint letter, have suggested nine measures, which include free vaccines, a stop to the work on the Central Vista project and repeal of farm laws.
The opposition leaders, including some chief ministers, have also demanded free foodgrains to the needy and Rs 6,000 per month to the unemployed.
“We have repeatedly in the past drawn your attention, independently and jointly, to the various measures that are absolutely imperative for the Central government to undertake and implement. Unfortunately, your government has either ignored or refused all these suggestions. This only compounded the situation to reach such an apocalyptic human tragedy,” the letter read.
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