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Cong’s Kharge urges Prime Minister Modi to convene an all-party meeting on the Covid situation | India News

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NEW DELHI: The opposition leader in Rajya Sabha Mallikarjun Kharge wrote to Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Rajya Sabha President M Venkaiah Naidu on Sunday and suggested convening an all-party meeting and virtual meetings of the Standing Committees of Parliament to discuss the situation of Covid-19 in the country.
Kharge made a total of six suggestions to Prime Minister Modi to address the ongoing increase in the number of Covid-19 cases.
“Use Rs 35 billion allocated in the Union budget to guarantee a free vaccine for all. Take advantage of compulsory licenses to increase vaccine production,” the letter read.
He also suggested expanding the scope of Mahatma Gandhi’s National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (MNREGA) to 200 days.
“Accelerate the distribution of aid material and proactively disclose where it is sent and leverage our collective strengths by governing in a consensual and inclusive manner,” the letter adds.
Earlier on Saturday, Congress President Sonia Gandhi also called an all-party meeting and a meeting of the Parliament’s Health Committee to discuss the situation.
With 4,03,738 new cases of Covid-19 in the last 24 hours, India continued to report more than four lakh of daily coronavirus infections for the fourth day in a row.
With this, the cumulative national count of the infection rose to 2,22,96,414, the union health ministry said Sunday morning.

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