If Covid-19 vaccination is not increased then there will be many more waves in India: Rahul Gandhi

If Covid-19 vaccination is not increased then there will be many more waves in India: Rahul Gandhi Congress Leader Rahul Gandhi slams Centre over shortage of Covid-19 vaccines on July 14, 2021. (Source: PTI)

New Delhi: Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Friday criticised Prime Minister Narendra Modi and said, “The Prime Minister’s ‘nautanki’ is the reason behind the second wave of COVID-19 in India. He did not understand COVID-19.” He added that temporary strategies will not eradicate the disease and vaccination is the key to stop reoccurrence of Covid-19 waves in the country.

“Lockdown, social distancing, wearing masks are just temporary strategies to fight the Covid-19. Getting people fully vaccinated is the only way to eradicate coronavirus from the country,” Rahul Gandhi said in a virtual press conference held in New Delhi on Friday.

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He further added that government data on Covid-19 is a ‘lie’ and the Centre should inform the public the ‘truth’, “India’s death rate is a lie. The government should tell the truth,” said Congress MP Rahul Gandhi and added that vaccination is the only means that can fight Coronavirus.

“Government does 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 said while raising doubts about the national vaccination drive, which began on January 16, 2021.

“We had warned the Government of India about COVID-19 repeatedly. Later, PM Modi had expressed India’s victory against COVID-19. This is an evolving disease. Lockdowns and wearing of masks is a temporary solution but vaccine is a permanent solution to COVID, ” Rahul Gandhi said.

He expressed his concern about the Covid situation in the country and added that people are going suffer in the next six months.

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“A massive tsunami is coming, and they are fooling about and they are not clear about what they have to do. India should be preparing itself not just for Covid virus but the economic devastation that is coming. I am sorry to say, our people are going to go through unimaginable pain in the next six months,” he added.

In a stinging remark, Congress’ Rahul Gandhi called Prime Minister Modi an ‘event manager’, who according to Gandhi, failed to manage the Covid-19 situation in the country. “The problem is that there is no vaccination strategy. The Prime Minister doesn’t think strategically. He is an event manager, he thinks one event at a time,” Gandhi said.

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