Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Sunday slammed Prime Minister Narendra Modi over “unplanned lockdown” in the wake of coronavirus that “pushed millions into poverty” in India.
Slamming PM Narendra Modi and accusing lockdown of poverty in India, Rahul Gandhi took to Twitter and quoted a report titled “From lack of beds to rise in poverty, House panel flags Covid concerns”.
Rahul Gandhi wrote: “Modi Govt’s unplanned lockdown pushed millions into poverty, jeopardised the health of citizens, and compromised the future of students due to the digital divide.”
Modi Govt’s unplanned lockdown pushed millions into poverty, jeopardised the health of citizens and compromised the future of students due to digital divide.
This is the bitter truth which GOI tries to cover up by its blatant lies. pic.twitter.com/lHm2s74riv
— Rahul Gandhi (@RahulGandhi) November 22, 2020
“This is the bitter truth which GOI tries to cover up by its blatant lies,” he added.
As per the report, quoted by Rahul Gandhi, a Parliament Committee observed that “unexpected spending on health after being hit by COVID-19 may have pushed many families below the poverty line.”
The Congress leader has been questioning the nationwide lockdown announced by PM Modi in March.
On November 19, he shared a number which is called a report card. He wrote: “Modi government’s report card: At the forefront of coronavirus mortality, the lowest in GDP rate.”
“Banks are in trouble and also GDP. Inflation was never so high, nor was unemployment. Public morale is crumbling and social justice is being crushed daily,” he wrote in another tweet.