NEW DELHI: Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday said the Supreme Court has given an opportunity to the government to provide relief to COVID victims by fixing adequate compensation to them. He said doing so would be a step in the right direction.
SC ने मोदी सरकार को ग़लती सुधारने का मौक़ा दिया है। कम से कम अब सरकार को मुआवज़े की सही राशि तय करके पीड़ितों को राहत देनी चाहिए।— Rahul Gandhi (@RahulGandhi) June 30, 2021
ये सही दिशा में एक महत्वपूर्ण क़दम है। pic.twitter.com/AmUjyaU9k2
The Congress has been demanding compensation to the tune of Rs 10 lakh to each of the victims of coronavirus. There have been nearly 4 lakh deaths due to COVID so far.
"The Supreme Court has given an opportunity to the Modi government to rectify its mistake. The government should at least now provide relief to the victims by fixing the right amount of compensation. This would be an important step in the right direction," he said in a tweet in Hindi.
Earlier in the day, the Supreme Court gave directions to the government to provide compensation to Covid victims and asked the government to fix the compensation amount and frame guidelines within six weeks.