Amaravati: Telugu Desam Party chief N Chandrababu Naidu on Friday applauded Prime Minister Narendra Modi for “timely package” of Rs 1.7 lakh crore to support frontline warriors, farmers and the poor during the battle against COVID-19.
In his letter to PM Modi dated 27th March, he said that people are confident under Prime Minister’s leadership, India would effectively retaliate the threat of coronavirus by setting an example to the rest of the world.
“Rs 1,75,000 crore package to support various sections of the society is highly lauded. In this context, Rs 50 lakh insurance cover introduced for frontline warriors (doctors and other health workers fighting COVID-19) comes at a right time as tribute to their sacrifice,” he said.
“Support to low-wage earners in the organised sector and senior citizens are right steps towards protecting them from the ill-effects of COVID-19 lock down. Efforts to ensure that no Indian goes to bed on empty stomach is a proof that your government is ‘humanity personified’,” he said.
“Distribution of pulses to ensure that everyone gets proper nourishment is visionary in its thought and action. Increase of wages under MNREGA, benefitting workers in organised sector through Employees’ Provident Fund (EPF), granting additional credit to women self-help groups (SHGs) are timely and appropriate steps to build confidence among the poor and downtrodden of our society in ably fighting COVID-19,” he added.
Naidu posted a copy of the letter on Twitter with a tweet that read, “The Rs.1,75,000 Cr relief announced by @narendramodiji’s Govt is a landmark package and a much-needed antidote to a bleak situation. Truly hope the nation tides through these times faster and emerges stronger than before.”
The Rs.1,75,000 Cr relief announced by @narendramodi ji’s Govt is a landmark package and a much-needed antidote to a bleak situation. Truly hope the nation tides through these times faster and emerges stronger than before pic.twitter.com/Kcx1HYIxW8
— N Chandrababu Naidu (@ncbn) March 27, 2020