India not solely took the daring and well timed step of imposing a lockdown to save lots of the lives of 1.3 billion individuals from Covid-19 but in addition took care of the financial points confronted by the individuals on this troublesome time, stated Bharatiya Janata Get together (BJP) president JP Nadda.
Nadda additionally stated that the federal government had tried to show tragedy into alternative via the ‘Atmanirbhar Bharat’ initiative.
Addressing a gathering of the celebration’s Odisha government committee, Nadda stated that whereas highly effective western nations had been helpless in combating the pandemic, Prime Minister Narendra Modi took the decisive motion of imposing a lockdown to save lots of the lives of the individuals.
“PM Modi made it clear that the lives of 1.3 billion individuals have to be saved. He stated ‘Jaan hai to Jahan Hai’ as public well being was on the high of his thoughts,” the BJP chief stated.
In addition to taking good care of the health-related issues, the Modi authorities additionally addressed the financial points via a number of programmes such because the ‘Garib Kalyan Yojana’ and ‘Atmanirbhar Bharat’, Nadda stated.
“Don’t rely what number of instances have emerged; additionally see what number of instances are occurring per million. You will notice India has underneath Modi fought Covid from the entrance,” he stated.
He stated that as much as 800 million individuals had been offered wheat, rice, cooking oil, and so forth, indicating that the PM was anxious concerning the individuals. He stated all sections of the society, together with ladies, aged, farmers and otherwise abled, had been offered help throughout this era.
The tragedy and challenges posed by the Covid-19 pandemic had been successfully changed into a chance by the BJP-led authorities on the Centre, which introduced a ₹20 lakh crore bundle to revive financial actions amid the disaster, he stated.
Nadda’s feedback got here amid the criticism of the federal government’s dealing with of the financial system by the opposition over the sharp decline within the Gross Home Product (GDP). The nation’s financial system suffered its worst droop on document in April-June, with a 23.9% decline within the GDP.
Nadda additionally claimed that the Odisha authorities was attempting to take credit score for the Centre’s efforts. He alleged that there was corruption in sure areas of the state.