Tughlaqi lockdown, beating pans, singing praises: Rahul Gandhi on Centre’s handling of Covid-19 pandemic

Prime News, National, Health, Disease, New Delhi, April 16:- Congress Member of Parliament Rahul Gandhi took to Twitter to criticise the central government’s handling of the Covid-19 pandemic. The former Congress president’s remarks come on a day when India recorded 2.17 lakh new confirmed cases of infection.

In a tweet on Friday, Rahul Gandhi said the Centre’s strategy to manage the coronavirus pandemic comprises three stages.

The first stage, he said, is a “Tughlaqi Lockdown.” Rahul Gandhi was referring to the nationwide lockdown imposed on March 25 of last year by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in a bid to break the chain of transmission.

While experts believe the nationwide lockdown saved lives, the suddenness of the move forced tens of thousands of migrant labourers to flee to their native homes at a time when no public transport was operational. During the Budget Session of Parliament, a number of Opposition parties had raised the issue of the exodus of migrant labourers.

The second stage in the Centre’s strategy for Covid-19 is to ask people to ring bells, said Congress leader Rahul Gandhi.

He was referring to the Prime Minister’s appeal to all Indians to beat on pots and pans during the ‘Janata Curfew’ on March 22 of last year.

Rahul Gandhi, in his tweet on Friday, said the third stage of Centre’s strategy to deal with the Covid-19 pandemic is to “sing praises of the lord.”

Earlier on Thursday, Rahul Gandhi had mocked the PM Cares Fund by saying that there is a shortage of hospital beds, ventilators and vaccines. (MR, Inputs: Agencies)

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