'PM Has Surrendered': Rahul Gandhi Targets Government Over Virus Crisis

PM Modi has surrendered and is refusing to combat the pandemic, Rahul Gandhi mentioned. (File picture)

New Delhi:

Congress chief Rahul Gandhi on Saturday renewed his assault on Prime Minister Narendra Modi over the Coronavirus outbreak which has affected over 5 lakh folks within the nation. The federal government has no plan to defeat the pandemic and Prime Minister Narendra Modi has “surrendered” as he refuses to combat coronavirus, Mr Gandhi tweeted right this moment.

“COVID-19 is spreading quickly into new elements of the nation. GOI (Authorities of India) has no plan to defeat it. PM is silent. He has surrendered and is refusing to combat the pandemic,” he tweeted attaching a information report by The Print, which claimed that neither the federal government nor the Indian Council of Medical Analysis (ICMR), the nodal physique within the combat towards coronavirus, haven’t held a gathering in over two weeks.

The final assembly of the Group of Ministers (GoM), headed by Union Well being Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan, was held on 9 June, The Print reported, including that the ICMR final met greater than two weeks in the past.

The Congress chief has focused the federal government in virtually day by day posts over its dealing with of the virus disaster. In one of many posts, Mr Gandhi had quoted Einstein to say: “The one factor extra harmful than ignorance is conceitedness”.

Mr Gandhi’s newest assault got here on a day India’s COVID-19 tally raced previous 5 lakh with the very best single-day surge of 18,552 circumstances. It took simply 149 days to cross the five-lakh mark; the infections had crossed the 4 lakh determine six days in the past.  

The overall casualties because of the virus has crossed the 15,000-mark with 384 COVID-19 deaths reported prior to now 24 hours. The variety of lively circumstances stands at 1,97,387, whereas 2,95,880 folks have recovered and one affected person has migrated, in accordance with the up to date determine at eight AM.

In accordance with the ICMR, cumulative complete of 79,96,707 samples have been examined as much as June 26 with 2,20,479 samples being examined on Friday, the very best in a day for the reason that starting of the pandemic.

Mr Gandhi has been attacking the federal government ever since a nationwide lockdown was introduced in March to interrupt the chain of transmission.

The Congress MP from Kerala’s Wayanad has additionally held weekly conversations with consultants over the past two months on the repercussions of the lockdown and its affect on the financial system, badly hit by the pandemic.

India has the fourth-highest variety of coronavirus circumstances amongst 10 nations worst-hit by coronavirus. The coronavirus pandemic has killed over 4.89 lakh folks globally because it was first detected in China in December final 12 months. Over 96.04 lakh folks have been contaminated with the extremely contagious virus globally.

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