New Delhi, May 29 (KMS): Claiming that Indian Prime Minister, Narendra Modi, and his government never understood Covid-19, Indian National Congress leader, Rahul Gandhi, has said that the Central government was responsible for India’s current crisis and a third wave of infections was highly likely.
Speaking to media persons in a live interaction, Rahul Gandhi said the “evolving” virus was strengthening by the day, and the central government’s ignorance of its nature was giving the virus space to grow and spread.
Rahul Gandhi also said the “permanent” solution to fight the virus was vaccination, and the reason behind India’s poor Covid performance was because New Delhi had “no vaccination strategy”.
“The problem is that there is no vaccination strategy. The Prime Minister doesn’t think strategically. He is an event manager, he thinks one event at a time,” Rahul Gandhi said. “If the current pace of vaccination continues India will face not only a third wave, but multiple waves of the virus,” he added.
Targeting Modi government, the Congress leader said, “You’re creating a liability for the whole planet. Why? Because you are allowing 97 per cent of the population to be attacked by the virus as only 3 per cent are vaccinated.” He reiterated that the Modi government had become overconfident and focused on “vaccine diplomacy” and was exporting vital Covid jabs to the rest of the world, instead of anticipating a future crisis and need at home.
On India’s Covid-19 death figures, Rahul Gandhi asked the government to tell the truth as the country’s current fatality rate according to him was a lie. “Actual death numbers might be disturbing but we must stick to telling the truth,” he said.