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Time to fight the monster of Covid-19 united, not to push political agenda or leg pulling- Kainth



Amidst the growing crisis of Covid-19, Paramjit Singh Kainth, President of the National Scheduled Castes Alliance strongly advocated a call for unity amongst different political parties in the Country saying that political and national unity is needed to defeat the monster of Covid-19 which has turned into a global challenge. Reacting to the Congress President Sonia Gandhi and her son, Rahul Gandhi’s consistent criticism of the Narendra Modi led NDA government’s efforts in tackling the Coronavirus, Kainth said, “It is disheartening to see cheap political bickering going in this hour of crisis. Instead of providing any positive/constructive criticism towards the government’s efforts, the Congress is desperately trying to belittle the moves which might render relief to the struggling social and economic sectors of the nation.”

He further opined that, “Recent remarks of BJP trying to spread communal hatred and the criticism of ex-PM Manmohan Singh on govt’s decision to freeze DA for government employees till 2021 are a few of the increasingly rising scathing remarks on the union government’s decisions. The opposition has its own agenda but this is not the time to preach political differences but rather promote solidarity and harmony between the government and the people. The government employees can manage a little cut in their income and if the money which is proposed to be saved from this DA freeze, is used to help the poor and the destitute, then we in the political sphere should have no issues against it.”
Kainth further cautioned the political parties on giving remarks which might instigate the population against the government. The fledgling healthcare infrastructure is not creation post 2014 BJP governance but rather the failure of successive governments since 1947, majority of which were congress governments.

This is a unique kind of battle which can be won united only and every party and religious group has to shun their agenda of petty politics in the interest of the nation and safety of the people of this largest democracy of the world, he said.

“The Union government has done well with an early lockdown and so far, the situation is not beyond control. There is much to be desired when it comes to implementation of schemes like the Public Distribution System (PDS) of essential items and handling of migrants with consistent efforts from both sides of the political arena. Registration of informal workers can be approached by the authorities who are lodged in Shelters and even the government can provide economic incentives to the migrants to register themselves at these shelters which would help prevent mass exodus of the migrants from the work place to their native states.

He said that the government which had been striving hard to control the pandemic on its own cannot fight the pandemic challenge for which every segment of the society besides the political parties despite their ideological differences have to play the role to win over the Corona crisis in an effective manner. Every citizen should stay at home and follow the principle of social distance, the most necessitated ingredients to root out the pandemic at this hour of need to save self and the nation..

Source :punjabtribune

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