Punjab

NSUI SEEK RESIGNATION OF FM SITHARAMAN , SUBMITS MEMORANDUM TO AMRITSAR DC

May 20, 2020 06:51 PM

STATE PRESIDENT OF NSUI AKSHAY SHARMA SAYS DURING ONGOING COVID-19 CRISIS AS ARROGANT, UNFIT TO LEAD NATION'S ECONOMY

Amritsar (Face2News)

Mr. Akshay Sharma led National Students Union of India (NSUI), Punjab, the largest student body of its kind in the country, today submitted a memorandum on behalf of the youth of Punjab to the Deputy Commissioner, calling for the resignation of Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman.

Smt. Nirmala Sitharaman had been extremely insensitive to the plight of the common man, and this was not happening for the first time. “All of us still remember, vividly, her remark about how ‘she does not eat onions’ at a time when the ordinary people were reeling under the skyrocketing of onion prices in the country. Now again, she has turned the lives of all people, migrants especially, into a joke.

  

Speaking about the memorandum, NSUI State president Akhay Sharma said, “I am deeply pained at the behavior and handling of all situations during this hour of unprecedented crisis by the Finance Minister of our country Smt. Nirmala Sitharaman, and am demanding that she resign immediately since she has failed on all accounts during the Coronavirus pandemic that we are facing.”

He further added that Smt. Nirmala Sitharaman had been extremely insensitive to the plight of the common man, and this was not happening for the first time. “All of us still remember, vividly, her remark about how ‘she does not eat onions’ at a time when the ordinary people were reeling under the skyrocketing of onion prices in the country. Now again, she has turned the lives of all people, migrants especially, into a joke.

“She has also not been able to pay any sort of heed to the hurt being caused to people in sectors like hospitality and aviation, which contribute close to 10% of our country’s GDP. This is almost unbelievable that the government has not even thought about the people employed in these sectors at a time when they are not being paid their salaries and are still being asked to pay into an opaque scheme like the PM Cares Fund,” Akshay added.

He further went on to say that they understood that this was a time of crisis and they want to support the government of the day in their efforts to tackle situations on the ground. But the sheer arrogance on display by the Finance Minister had shocked many.

The so called ’20 lakh crore package’ that the Finance Minister had been talking about had absolutely nothing in it for the future of this, and for that matter any nation – the students. There were lives and livelihoods at stake. The fact that she turned this, or questions related to this into a mockery was a blatant misuse of power.

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