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Shashi Tharoor Take Dig At Centre Replies In Parliament: "NDA= No Data Avaialable"
On Sunday, Congress's P Chidambaram used the government's data dearth to attack it over the contentious farm bills.
Shashi Tharoor Take Dig At Centre Replies In Parliament: "NDA= No Data Available"
New Delhi: In the backdrop of the Union government's "no data available" response submitted in the Parliament, on Tuesday Congress leader Shashi Tharoor took to social media tweeted a list laced with sarcasm.
"No #data on migrant workers, no data on farmer suicides, wrong data on fiscal stimulus, dubious data on #COVID deaths, cloudy data on GDP growth -- this Government gives a whole new meaning to the term #NDA!" read his tweet, accompanied by a cartoon.
No #data on migrant workers, no data on farmer suicides, wrong data on fiscal stimulus, dubious data on #Covid deaths, cloudy data on GDP growth — this Government gives a whole new meaning to the term #NDA! pic.twitter.com/SDl0z4Hima— Shashi Tharoor (@ShashiTharoor) September 22, 2020
The Congress's P Chidamabaram on Sunday, used the government's data dearth to attack it over the contentious farm bills.
"How will the (agriculture) Minister know which farmer sold his produce to which trader? How will he know the millions of transactions that will take place every day all over the country? If he does not have the data, how will he guarantee MSP is paid in every transaction?" the former Union Minister said.
The government so far in response to the question in parliament, has admitted that it has no data on the farmer suicides, migrants laborers who lost their lives in lockdown, the number of people who lost their jobs due to the coronavirus outbreak.
Last week when the parliament resumed for monsoon sessions after a break of more than five months owing to the coronavirus outbreak the "no data" admission of the government started.
The government on Monday had admitted that it had no data on migrant deaths, adding that the opposition question on compensation "does not arise" under the circumstances.
"The Modi government does not know how many migrants died during lockdown... how many lost jobs. If you didn't count... did nobody die?" Rahul Gandhi had said in a Hindi tweet.
Whereas the government's subsequent admission that it does not have the data on the doctors who died because of coronavirus had left the Indian Medical Association, the top doctors' body in the country, livid.
"To feign that this information doesn't merit the attention of the nation is abominable," the IMA said. "It appears that they are dispensable. No nation has lost as many doctors and health care workers like India," the premier organization said.
As per the National Crime Records bureau"many states and union territories had reported 'Nil' data on suicides by farmers, cultivators, and agricultural laborers," said the Minister of State(Home Affairs) G Kishan Reddy in a written statement to Rajya Sabha.
"Due to this limitation national data on causes of suicide in the farming sector was untenable and not published separately," he added.