P Chidambaram criticised Centre’s economic package.New Delhi: The Congress on Saturday said the fourth tranche of economic package announced by the government was an “exercise in absolute futility” and asked what has it given to those most-affected by the coronavirus pandemic and the subsequent lockdown.”My one line comment on FM’s fourth tranche: No fiscal measure, ZILCH,” former Finance Minister P Chidambaram said.Congress spokesman Gaurav Vallabh asked whether the government has anything to offer to the migrant labour or farmer who has suffered the most due to the pandemic.Mr Vallabh said his party also opposes the government proposal to increase FDI in defence from 49 to 74 per cent, saying it has “serious national security ramifications”, and add that the UPA government had specifically rejected a proposal to increase FDI in defence manufacturing.”We strongly object to privatization of Ordnance Factories. In fact, these factories require modernization and not privatisation in the name of corporatization. For modernizing ordnance factories, they require new
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