New Delhi: Congress leader Rahul Gandhi has slammed the Modi government’s decision to continue with the nationwide lockdown and the strategy of handling the coronavirus crisis.
Rahul has said the nationwide lockdown in India has failed as the coronavirus cases have spiked in this period.
Rahul held a live press conference through his Twitter account on Tuesday.
The Congress leader has said, “The lockdown in India has failed. Four stages of lockdown have not given the result that the Prime Minister expected."
He also slammed the Modi government's strategies of relaxing the lockdown and said, "India is the only country in world which is removing lockdown when the virus is exponentially rising."
“PM and his entire advisory staff claimed coronavirus cases will come down, but this has not happened,” said Rahul.
India on Monday recorded nearly 7,000 coronavirus cases, the highest-ever spike in the country’s count as the total number of cases crossed 1.45 lakh on Tuesday. Death toll in India has now touched 4,167.
“I want to ask PM Modi, what is the strategy of the government,” Rahul Gandhi asked. He added, “They are thinking about curbing the disease, supporting migrants and supporting MSMEs.”
“Now that the lockdown has failed, we need to know the government’s strategy on the next step. The Centre must divulge its Plan B,” Rahul said.
“Congress is running some states. We are giving direct cash to the poor to help them survive in this crisis. We are not getting the central government’s support,” said Rahul Gandhi.
He added, “Now it's becoming difficult to run the government without support. Congress governments are supporting farmers, migrants, we are giving cash, but our states are not getting support from the Centre.”