Opposition parties on Tuesday reacted cautiously to the Prime Minister’s announcement of a Rs 20-lakh-crore economic package, with the Congress, the Trinamool Congress and the Left parties maintaining that they will wait for finer details before coming up with an elaborate response.

Divergent views emerged from the Congress, with some leaders welcoming the package and others saying the Prime Minister has only given the country a “headline”.

“We welcome the Prime Minister’s announcement of the economic package and stimulus of Rs 20 lakh crore. We will wait for the details, but hope that it will provide much needed relief to the stressed micro, small and medium sector, especially for support towards payment of workers wages and a healing touch to the migrant workers, labour and the poor.,”

Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot tweeted, “The financial package announced by PM Modi ji was much awaited. Better late than never. We welcome this. Now when details emerge, we would know exactly how different sectors
would benefit.”

Congress communication department head Randeep Surjewala tweeted that the Prime Minister’s address has only given “the country and the media a HEADLINE”.

“When the ‘blank page’ is filled with ‘Heartfelt Help of People’, the nation and Congress party will respond. The mammoth heart-breaking human tragedy of migrant workers walking back home needed compassion, care & safe return. India is deeply disappointed by your utter lack of empathy, sensitivity & failure to address the woes of millions of migrant workers,” he tweeted.