Rahul Gandhi to discuss economy, coronavirus with Abhijit Banerjee today

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi is set to hold a conversation with Nobel Laureate Abhijit Banerjee on the economic fall out of the Covid-19 crisis, on Tuesday as part of his series of discussions with experts.

Taking to Twitter, Gandhi wrote, "Tomorrow at 9 AM, tune in to watch my conversation with Nobel Laureate Abhijit Banerjee on dealing with the economic fall out of the #COVID19 crisis. To join the conversation and for regular video updates, subscribe to my YouTube channel."

Tomorrow at 9 AM, tune in to watch my conversation with Nobel Laureate, Abhijit Banerjee on dealing with the economic fall out of the #COVID19 crisis.

To join the conversation & for regular video updates, subscribe to my YouTube channel: https://t.co/4WBysSnKTg

Rahul Gandhi (@RahulGandhi) May 4, 2020
The Congress party on Monday tweeted a 1:44-minute clip from the conversation which will be aired today. In the video, it was stated that they discussed the ways in which this crisis can be managed and other disasters can be averted and they also highlighted how the relief measures could be planned better.

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Gandhi held first such talk with Former Reserve Bank of India (RBI) Governor Raghuram Rajan during which the latter said that Rs 65,000 crore is required to help the poor affected by the coronavirus-induced lockdown.

He also said that unemployment numbers are really worrying and India needs to be "cleverer" about lifting the lockdown.


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