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Cong calls Modi’s economic package a ‘headline grabbing exercise’

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The Congress on Tuesday called Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Rs20 lakh stimulus package a headline grabbing exercise. The BJP, meanwhile, called it the world’s largest holistic package.

The Congress and the other opposition, mainly the communist parties, targeted the PM’s silence on the migrant issue during his address to the nation. The Congress called the PM’s address as one that gave the country a headline, saying the nation was disappointed by his “failure” to address the woes of millions of migrants.

Congress spokesperson Randeep Surjewala tweeted, “Dear PM, What you said today gives the country and the media a HEADLINE. When the ‘blank page’ is filled with ‘Heartfelt help of people’, the nation and Congress party will respond.” “India is deeply disappointed by your utter lack of empathy, sensitivity and failure to address the woes of millions of migrant workers,” he said in another tweet.

Another Congress leader Manish Tewari called the speech headline hunting and a number – Rs20 lakh crore – with no details.

CPI(M) leader Sitaram Yechury also pointed out that the prime minister has failed to address the burning issue of migrants and the hunger of lakhs of Indians. He also pointed out the lack of clarity on how the package will be utilised.