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Coronavirus politics: Rahul Gandhi silences party critics on ‘criticism’

Coronavirus politics: Rahul Gandhi silences party critics on ‘criticism’

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  18 April 2020 6:38 AM GMT

New Delhi: Rahul Gandhi has been accused of taking the Prime Minister head on over each issue that confronts the nation, but at his press conference on Thursday, which was streamed live on social media, he struck a different note, saying while he disagreed with the PM Minister on various issues, this is not the time to highlight differences but to make constructive suggestions to the government.

The Congress leaders, who, in private, have been critical of the way the party responds to the government, now say that Rahul’s changed tactic is winning him accolades. They say it was Rahul who had first red-flagged the government on Covid-19 threat.

A bitter critic of Rahul Gandhi and former aide Pankaj Shankar said: “Hope Rahul continues with this ‘constructive suggestion’ mode. Good for India and equally god for Congress.”

Party leader Anil Shastri who once suggested Priyanka Gandhi should take over as party president, is all praise for the former party chief. “Rahul has rightly cautioned the government to go slow on spending as the country is likely to face a major financial crisis. He has also alerted the government about massive unemployment in the coming days. The Modi must preemptively address these issues.”

he party’s social media is active and is very enthusiastic about the feedback it is getting. Party’s social media head Rohan Gupta dared the Prime Minister to answer why he has failed to effectively handle the corona crisis and the ensuing lockdown. “Does he have any roadmap?” he asked.

Rahul Gandhi had said on Thursday: “Suppose, you spend all your money right now, and then you have a financial crisis, later in a few months, then you have got a real problem. So, you have to think strategically and move strategically. Certainly you have to spend a significant portion of your money in protecting people.” (IANS)

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