Photo: Rahul Gandhi/Facebook
Photo: Rahul Gandhi/Facebook

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Monday lashed out at Prime Minister Narendra Modi, drawing a parallel between the leader and PM CARES ventilators. The two, he said, had a lot on common. The remarks come amid a brewing controversy over allegedly faulty ventilators being handed over to states. This in turn had recently prompted the Prime Minister to call for an audit.

As per a press note posted by the Prime Minister's Office, the proposed audit would look into the installation and operation of ventilators provided by the Centre. The Prime Minister added that refresher training for properly operating ventilators should be provided to healthcare workers if necessary.

"There’s a lot common between PM CARES ventilator and the PM himself. Too much false PR, don’t do their respective jobs, and nowhere in sight when needed!" Gandhi jibed on Monday morning.

The controversy last week after Punjab AAP leader Kultar Singh Sandhwan took to Twitter contending that ventilators supplied under the PM CARES fund were now lying unused in Guru Gobind Singh Medical College and Hospital in Faridkot. The Kotkapura MLA urged Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh to take action.

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