Opposition leader Rahul Gandhi lash out against Indian PM Modi over his failure

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Opposition leader Rahul Gandhi lash out against Indian PM Modi over his failure

As COVID-19 caseload in India crossed 10 million mark, the opposition leaders attacked Prime Minister Narendra Modi over failure of the “unplanned lockdown” strategy to fulfill his claim of defeating virus within 21 days.

India’s COVID-19 caseload surpassed 10 million mark on Saturday, adding one million cases in nearly a month, while the total number of recoveries surged to 9.5 million, according to the Indian health ministry data.

“1 crore Covid infections with almost 1.5 lakh deaths! The unplanned lockdown did not manage to win the battle in 21 days’ as the PM claimed, but it surely destroyed millions of lives in the country.” Congress leader Rahul Gandhi said taking a dig at Modi’s remarks in March that the Mahabharata war was won in 18 days and the war against coronavirus will take 21 days.

A day after announcing a national lockdown for three weeks in March, Narendra Modi had said the “battle of Mahabharata was won in 18 days, the war the whole country is fighting against coronavirus will take 21 days.”

“Our aim is to win this war in 21 days,” he said interacting with the citizens of his parliamentary constituency Varanasi via video link.