Mumbai: Minister of Law and Justice Ravi Shankar Prasad on Wednesday accused Congress leader Rahul Gandhi of trying to weaken the resolve of the country in the fight against COVID19.
Prasad said that the Rahul Gandhi is being hungry for false credit and was running a campaign based on falsehood, misrepresentation and deliberate twisting of facts.
While addressing the media virtually the minister said, “Ever since the crisis started, Rahul Gandhi has been trying to weaken the resolve of the country in the fight against coronavirus. This campaign is based upon falsehood, misrepresentation, and deliberate twisting of facts.”
Making another remark on Rahul Gandhi, Prasad that making unsubstantiated claims has become a trait of Gandhi.
“Excluding China, the top 15 countries of the world most affected by the coronavirus have a combined population of 142 crore people. According to a WHO report, as many as 3,43,562 people have died in these counties as on the evening of May 26,” Prasad said.
India alone has a population of 137 and only 4345 people have died in the country due to the virus. The recovery rate is more than 41 per cent in the country, he added.
Prasad also accused Gandhi of spreading negativity, working against the nation in crisis, saying one thing and doing other, and spreading fake news.
Success in containing the COVID19 in the country is a result of Prime minister Narendra Modi’s leadership and efforts to unite the country in the fight against the virus, says Prasad.
Rahul Gandhi had said on Tuesday that the lockdown has failed to yield the expected results in containing the spread of coronavirus in the country.