Modi govt has no plan to defeat COVID-19, says Rahul Gandhi

With the country’s COVID-19 cases crossing the five lakh-mark, Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Saturday said theBJP government has no plan to defeat the pandemic and Prime Minister Narendra Modi has surrendered as he refuses to fight the pandemic.

“Covid19 is spreading rapidly into new parts of the country. The Government Of India has no plan to defeat it. Training his guns on Modi, he said, “PM is silent. He has surrendered and is refusing to fight the pandemic,” Rahul said in a tweet.

Congress former chief also shared a report that claimed the government had “retreated” as no meeting of the panel of the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) or the Group of Ministers (GoM) had taken place and neither had the Health Ministry held its briefings on the pandemic in over two weeks.

The last meeting of the GoM, headed by Union Health Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan, was held on 9 June, the report said, adding that the ICMR last met more than two weeks ago.

India reported 18,552 coronavirus cases in the last 24 hours.

The total number of COVID-19 infections crossed the 5 lakh-mark to reach 5,08,953 on Saturday including 1,97,387 active cases and 2,95,881 recoveries.