Ravi Shankar Prasad, a senior minister of the Modi’s government launches series of attacks on former Congress party leader Rahul Gandhi. He asked Rahul Gandhi, ‘If lockdown is no solution, why did your state governments imposed it in the first place’,
The minister highlighted that coronavirus has become a big problem in 15 nations of the world whose total population is 142 crore and has seen 3.43 lakh deaths till May 26. Contrasting the situation with India, the minister said it was the result of lockdown that India reported only 4,345 deaths.
“India has a population of 137 crores and 4,345 people have died in our country. More than 64 thousand recoveries have been made. By the way, death is unfortunate anywhere. Prime Minister has united the country through lockdown, it is the result of that,” said Prasad.
“As Rahul Gandhi earlier said that lockdown isn’t a solution against Covid-19. On the contrary, Punjab and Rajasthan imposed lockdowns at the earliest. Maharashtra extended it till May 31. Do your CMs not listen to you?” asked Minister during the press briefing.
Rahul Gandhi, at his press conference on Tuesday, pointed out that there has been one lockdown after another but the coronavirus cases have been on the rise. The country is in the fourth phase of lockdown, which will end on May 31.
The minster accused Rahul Gandhi of “spreading negativity” and weakening the country’s resolve against coronavirus. “I can tell you five ways by which Rahul Gandhi has tried to weaken the resolve of the country: Spreading negativity, working against the nation in times of crisis, taking false credit, saying something and doing something else, spreading false facts and false news,” added Prasad.
He said that if the government functions arbitrarily and takes ad-hoc measures during the non-lockdown period, the country will face a second wave of coronavirus which will be “extremely devastating”.