Centre never understood Covid-19, responsible for India’s current crisis: Rahul Gandhi
New Delhi, May 28: Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Friday launched a scathing attack at prime minister Narendra Modi saying that the central government"was responsible for the second wave" and that he "did not understand Covid at all".
In a live interaction with media persons, Gandhi said, "The first wave no one understood...but the second wave is the PM's responsibility. His stunts, his lies about deaths..."
"We had warned the Government of India about COVID19 repeatedly. Later, PM Modi had expressed India's victory against COVID19. This is an evolving disease. Lockdowns & wearing of masks is a temporary solution but vaccine is a permanent solution to COVID," he said.
"The Prime Minister's 'nautanki' is the reason behind the second wave of COVID19 in India. He did not understand COVID19. India's death rate is a lie. The government should tell the truth," he added.
Further escalating the attack, Rahul said, "Government not understanding the nature of what they are fighting. Understand the dangers of mutation of this virus. You're creating a liability for the whole planet. Why? Because you are allowing 97% of the population to be attacked by the virus as only 3% are vaccinated."
"Spoke to CMs of Congress-ruled States, told them that lying will only harm them, reality needs to be accepted. Actual death numbers might be disturbing but we must stick to telling truth: Rahul Gandhi on whether deaths in Congress-ruled states also wrongly reported," he said.
"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," he further added.