Congress leader Rahul Gandhi said that last year, he and his party leaders collectively warned Prime Minister Narendra Modi about COVID-19 virus and requested him to take action to save economy, small-scale industry and migrant labourers but media mocked him.
"Last year in Feb, all Congress leaders and I collectively said to PM that India is going to be affected by COVID.
You start preparing to save economy, migrant labourers and small-scale industry.
Press mocked me and said I am trying to scare people,' he said.
Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on May 07 criticised the central government for going ahead with the central vista project, amid the ongoing COVID-19 crisis. In a tweet he wrote, "Central Vista is criminal wastage. Put people's lives at the centre- not your blind arrogance to get a new house!" Calling his statement "unfortunate," BJP national spokesperson Shahnawaz Hussain said, "The country is fighting against COVID-19 and it is a time to come together and fight. But Congress does not want to miss any opportunity; they want to weaken this fight. Rahul Gandhi daily brings up the Central Vista issue; he should know that how much the government is spending into health sector. It's unfortunate that he is raising such issues."
The central government has to supply 700 metric tonnes of medical oxygen to Delhi every day till further orders, the Supreme Court said this morning. DMK chief MK Stalin was sworn in as the new Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu, along with 33 members of his cabinet. Congress leader Rahul Gandhi wrote to Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday with four urgent issues to address. All this and more news at 2 PM.
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India witnessed a dip in COVID-19 cases after the country reported 3,66,161 new infections in last 24 hours. With 7,45,237 active cases, COVID caseload of the country stood at 2,26,62,575. 3,754 new deaths in last 24 hours took the toll to 2,46,116. So far, 1,86,71,222 people won the battle against COVID-19. According to Indian Council of Medical Research, till date 30,37,50,077 samples have been tested for COVID-19 virus. Vaccination drive is underway and 17,01,76,603 vaccine doses have been inoculated.
Congress interim president Sonia Gandhi on May 07 slammed Central government over the management of the current COVID situation in the country. She said India is "crippled by a political leadership today that has no empathy for the people". ""I say this categorically - India is crippled by a political leadership today that has no empathy for the people. The Modi govt has failed the people of our country"," Sonia said at Congress Parliamentary Party Meeting.