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Updated on: Friday, May 28, 2021, 01:15 PM IST

'PM's nautanki...': Rahul Gandhi hits out at Modi over second wave of COVID-19 in India; bats for speedy inoculation

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Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Friday hit out strongly at the Narendra Modi-led government, holding the Prime Minister responsible for the second wave of COVID-19 in the country. He also reiterated his earlier contention that India was under-reporting its death rate.

"The Prime Minister's 'nautanki' is the reason behind the second wave of COVID19 in India. He did not understand COVID19. India's death rate is a lie. The government should tell the truth," the Wayanad MP said at a virtual press conference.

Lockdowns and wearing masks may bring down cases, but Gandhi opined that vaccines were the only "permanent solution" to the pandemic. The Central government, Gandhi added, did not "understand the nature of what they're fighting".

"Understand the dangers of mutation of this virus. You're creating a liability for the whole planet. Why? Because you are allowing 97% of the population to be attacked by the virus as only 3% are vaccinated," he elaborated.

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Published on: Friday, May 28, 2021, 01:15 PM IST
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