Bhilwara Sarpanch Kismat Gurjar has hit out at interim Congress President Sonia Gandhi for crediting Congress scion Rahul Gandhi as the brainchild behind the Bhilwara Model that has ensured that the district hasn’t reported a single new coronavirus case in 10 days.
“I am hurt at her statement, as the work done to make the Bhilwara model successful is the work of all the local authorities.
Earlier, she has shared a video of herself sanitizing her village. “Doctors and police personnel are engaged in saving the country from corona infection along with me, so why should I stay behind? Have tried a help like the help of squirrel in building the bridge of Shri Ram.”
Acting Congress President has claimed that Rahul Gandhi’s timely intervention had prevented the coronavirus outbreak spreading in Bhilwara, which was one of the earliest hospots of the novel coronavirus, COVID-19.
According to , sources said that Sonia made the statement at a meeting with state Congress chiefs, where she reviewed the steps taken by them to tackle the Covid-19 pandemic. The meeting lasted over three hours.
However, people laughed off the report, questioning why doctors and nurses weren't credited for their hard work.
Bhilwara had become one of the hotspots of the outbreak, registering 27 positive cases and two deaths.The city has so far not reported any new case in the past 10 days, and the credit can go to the administration headed by Rajendra Bhatt and his team that comprises IAS officer Tina Dabi
Notably, Bhilwara had issued a total lockdown days before Prime Minister Narendra Modi issued the 21-day lockdown. On March 20, the district administration called for shutting of all shops, and asking people not to panic.