New Delhi, April 7: Congress president (interim) Sonia Gandhi today wrote to Prime Minister Narendra Modi suggesting five measures to conserve money for the fight against COVID-19.
She suggested complete ban on media advertisements by government and PSUs for two years and suspending the Central Vista beautification project.
The suggestions came after PM Modi reached out to several opposition leaders, including Gandhi, on Monday.
In her letter to the PM, Sonia Gandhi also called for ordering proportionate reduction of 30 per cent in expenditure budget (other than salaries, pensions and central sector schemes) for the government of India.
She further said, all foreign visits of the President, PM, Union Ministers, CMs, state ministers and bureaucrats must be put on hold.
Sonia called for transferring all money under the ‘PM Cares’ fund to the ‘Prime Ministers National Relief Fund’ to ensure efficiency, transparency and accountability.