New Delhi: At the grand Opposition meeting on Friday, Congress president Sonia Gandhi launched a scathing attack on the government on Friday over its handling of the COVID-19 pandemic and alleged that the government has forgotten the “spirit of federalism”, abandoning “any pretence of being democratic”. Also Read - 'Kerala CM Vijayan Feels PM's Meets on COVID a Waste of Time': Shiv Sena Targets ex-Ally BJP
“The government has abandoned any pretence of being democratic; all power is now concentrated in PMO. No pretence of consultation with stakeholders or debate in Parliament; we deplore these unilateral moves of government,” she said. Also Read - Cyclone Amphan: As PM Visits Bengal, Karnataka Congress' Reminder to Modi
Speaking to opposition parties across the country, the Congress supremo convened to discuss the plight of migrants due to the lockdown. Gandhi alleged that the government has a “misplaced” optimism and uncertainty with regards to the criteria for lockdowns, “nor does it have an exit strategy”.