Sonia Gandhi's comments over lockdown unfortunate, says NDA

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Sonia Gandhi's comments over lockdown unfortunate, says NDA
Sonia Gandhi's comments over lockdown unfortunate, says NDA

New Delhi : Union Minister for Information and Broadcasting Prakash Javadekar on Thursday tagged Congress President Sonia Gandhi's comments over 21-day lockdown as unfortunate. She had called the lockdown 'unplanned'.

Prakash Javadekar said that Sonia Gandhi's comment at CWC over the lockdown is "not just unfortunate, but also unnecessary." 

Sonia Gandhi on Thursday said that while lockdown was necessary but the unplanned manner in which it has been implemented has caused chaos and pain to millions of migrant workers across the country.

"It is the politicisation of an issue of national calamity," Javadekar said. He claimed that India took quick and efficient steps to stop the spread of coronavirus.

"People have made the lockdown successful. There will be pain, hurdles and hardships, but the government with the cooperation of people, state governments, district administrations, non-governmental organisations (NGOs) and all political parties is doing a laudable job. Political discussions can take place after we defeat the virus together," he said.

Javadekar also mentioned that it is a time when all political parties must join hands and come together in fight against the coronavirus. "I hope wisdom will prevail upon the Congress leadership … everyone needs to be on the same page. I hope such comments won’t be repeated again till we overcome our battle against the virus."

Union Home Minister Amit Shah tweeted: "Under PM @narendramodi’s leadership, India’s efforts to fight coronavirus are being lauded domestically and globally. 130 crore Indians are united to defeat Covid-19. Yet, the Congress is playing petty politics. High time they think of national interest and stop misleading people."