Union minister Ravi Shankar Prasad ripped into Rahul Gandhi as we speak, accusing the Congress chief of spreading disinformation and enjoying the politics of opportunism. He additionally questioned if Mr Gandhi’s allegations are only a ruse to flee accountability for the state of affairs in Maharashtra — the state has the utmost variety of coronavirus instances within the nation.
Rahul Gandhi, the Minister mentioned, has been making accusations in opposition to the Prime Minister. He criticised it when the Prime Minister requested individuals to clap from balconies for well being employees and when he requested that lamps be lit for them.
“With this, Rahul Gandhi is boosting the morale of only of those who want to divide the nation,” Mr Prasad mentioned.
The Congress chief, he mentioned, has additionally criticised the Indian Council of Medical Research, the nodal company in the way in which in opposition to coronavirius. He has been tweeting about petrol and diesel, when their value was hiked in Congress-ruled states. He has not even spared the “corona warriors”, the minister mentioned.
The BJP’s rejoinder got here a day after Mr Gandhi, in a digital media convention, had mentioned opposite to the federal government’s expectations, even 4 phases of lockdown has not been sufficient to comprise the coronavirus.
“India is the only nation where the coronavirus cases have been rising exponentially despite a lockdown, Mr Gandhi said. “We need to ask the federal government, what’s their technique so far as India’s opening up is worried and what precautions they will take, how are they pondering and the way they will assist the migrants and our states?” he added.
He additionally expressed apprehension that if the lockdown is lifted with none concrete plan, the nation will face a second wave of coronavirus which will likely be “extraordinarily devastating”.
Asked concerning the state of affairs in Maharsahtra, the place Congress is a part of the ruling alliance and the federal government, Mr Gandhi had mentioned there’s a distinction between operating the federal government and supporting a authorities.
“We are supporting Maharashtra authorities, however we’re not in the important thing decision-making function in Maharashtra,” he had mentioned, including that Maharashtra requires full assist of the central authorities because the state is combating a really troublesome battle.