New Delhi March 31
Top Congress leaders will discuss the implication and consequent problems of the 21-day country-wide lockdown imposed to check the spread of the novel coronavirus infection at the party’s working committee meeting on April 2. The Congress Working Committee (CWC) will meet on April 2 through video conferencing to discuss the party’s strategy on the issue, AICC General Secretary K C Venugopal said. “A meeting of the Congress Working Committee will be held on Thursday, April, 2. The meeting will be conducted through video-conferencing,” he said on Twitter.
Congress has been critical of the government’s handling of the situation arising out of the COVID-19 lockdown, saying it has halted all economic activity and is causing problems to the laborers, the poor and the marginalized. The party has also accused the government of not taking adequate steps to mitigate the plight of the migrant labor force. Rahul Gandhi has suggested a nuanced approach to tackle the coronavirus outbreak rather than the total lockdown.
Ninety-two new cases and four deaths due to COVID-19 have been reported in India since Sunday taking total cases to 1,071 and the number of deaths to 29, the Health Ministry said on Monday while reiterating that there has been no community transmission of the virus as of now.