Government not giving money to poor to keep ratings good: Rahul Gandhi
New Delhi : Congress President Rahul Gandhi slammed the government for making a little contribution from the relief fund for the poor section of the society and suggested alternatives that can be chosen to help the people who are in need and the future of the nation.
"Today our poor people need money, I am requesting Prime Minister Narendra Modi that he should reconsider this package. He should consider direct bank transfer, MGNREGA for 200 days & money to farmers directly, as these people are our future," said Rahul Gandhi.
He mentioned that the reason which he has got to know about providing fewer funds to the poor people is to maintain the ratings at international level.
"I have heard that the reason behind not giving money is ratings. It is being said that if we increase our deficit today, the foreign agencies will downgrade our ratings," he added.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday announced an economic relief package amounting to Rs 20 lakh crores (equivalent to 10 per cent of India's GDP).
Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman is daily holding press conference to announce the detailed allocation of funds to help the needy people and rebuild India's economy.