Rahul Gandhi targets Centre over coronavirus, says ‘govt is in a stupor’

Rahul Gandhi
Rahul Gandhi’s comment follows the Ministry of External Affairs’ (MEA) criticism of international celebrities (most prominent being Rihana and Greta Thunberg) for commenting on the ongoing farmers' protest.

Targeting the ruling government for not taking necessary steps to curb the coronavirus, the Congress leader Rahul Gandhi, on Friday (March 13), said, “Government is in a stupor.”

Pointing out that he had sensed about the virus earlier, the former Congress marked the tweet and said, the epidemic is a huge problem and the Indian economy will be destroyed if strong action was not taken.

On March 5 he pointed out that the government was being careless about the virus that claimed the lives of many across the globe.


“The Health Minister saying that the Indian government has the coronavirus crisis under control, is like the Captain of the Titanic telling passengers not to panic as his ship was unsinkable. It’s time the government made public an action plan backed by solid resources to tackle this crisis,” he added.

India reported its first death due to coronavirus on Thursday as the number of positive cases soared to 74. The deadly virus that originated in the Chinese city of Wuhan in December last year has claimed over 4,600 lives and infected more than 1,24,330 people worldwide.