Former Congress President, Rahul Gandhi has criticized the Narendra Modi led Indian government by attacking its handling of COVID-19 pandemic.
In a tweet, Gandhi said that India’s response would be a new case study at Harvard Business School on failures. In the tweet, he also attached the video where the Prime Minister is seen saying that he would win the battle against the pandemic in 21 days.
In the tweet, he added two more points with the Goods and Services Tax and Demonetisation. He wrote,
“Future HBS case studies on failure:
3. GST implementation”
The video attached to the tweet has Narendra Modi drawing parallels to Mahabharat and asking the citizens to cooperate with the health officials by clapping ringing bells and beating utensils.
India Is The Third Worst-Affected Nations
With a record daily increase of 27,094 COVID cases and 676 deaths on Sunday, India’s coronavirus count has gone past 6,97,358 and the death tally has reached 19,963. India has become the third worst-hit country after the United States and Brazil.
India recorded over 20,000 cases for the third consecutive day as it overtook Russia which has reported 6,81,251 COVID cases. In terms of infections, India is ranked third in the world. In terms of death, India is ranked eighth in the world.
According to the site worldometer that has been compiling COVID-19 data from around the world, only, two countries are ahead of India in terms of infections – the United States and Brazil, both of whom have reported more than a million cases. Brazil has confirmed close 15,78,376 cases while the United States has reported 29,54,999 cases.
The state of Maharashtra continues to be the worst-hit state by the novel coronavirus. It is looking at an unpleasant milestone of 2 lakh COVID infections after it reported a single-day increase of 7,000 fresh infections. The state of Tamil Nadu reported 4,280 cases on Sunday while the states of Delhi, Telangana, Karnataka, Assam, and Bihar added a tally of 10,000 cases. The state of Kerala, in order to cut the transmission chain, has become the first state in India to amend its Epidemic Disease ordinance as it extended the COVID-19 regulations for the next year as well. This means that people are made to wear masks and maintain social distancing and avoid social and religious gatherings for at least a year.
Source: The Hindu