This Article is From Apr 17, 2021

Top Congress Leaders Meet Online To Discuss COVID-19 Situation In India

The Congress Working Committee (CWC) meeting, chaired by Congress's interim president Sonia Gandhi, was attended by former party chief Rahul Gandhi, general secretaries, other permanent invitees and state in-charges of the party.

Top Congress Leaders Meet Online To Discuss COVID-19 Situation In India

The Congress has been critical of the Modi government's handling of the COVID-19 pandemic.

New Delhi:

Amid a steep rise in coronavirus cases, the Congress's top brass met virtually today and began deliberations on the steps needed to deal with the COVID-19 situation in the country.

The Congress Working Committee (CWC) meeting, chaired by Congress's interim president Sonia Gandhi, was attended by former party chief Rahul Gandhi, general secretaries, other permanent invitees and state in-charges of the party.

The Congress Working Committee is discussing the current COVID-19 situation in the country and steps that need to be taken urgently to check the further spread of the virus, reported news agency Press Trust of India.

The highest decision-making body of the Congress is also likely to pass a resolution asking the government to take effective measures to contain the spread of COVID-19 and provide vaccines for all along with financial support for the poor and oppressed sections.

The Congress has been critical of the Modi government's handling of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Recently, both Sonia Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi had written to Prime Minister Narendra Modi asking him to expand the country's vaccination drive against COVID-19.

The Congress Working Committee meeting comes amid a steep rise in COVID-19 cases in the country with over two lakh new infections being recorded daily in the last three days.
 

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