Only nation not reaping lockdown technique profit seems to be India: Chidambaram


New Delhi, September 5

Senior Congress chief P Chidambaram on Saturday attacked the federal government over the rise within the variety of coronavirus circumstances, claiming that the one nation that was not reaping the advantage of the lockdown technique seems to be India.

He additionally predicted that by September-end, India might have 65 lakh COVID-19 circumstances.

Chidambaram’s assault on the federal government got here as India’s COVID-19 an infection tally sprinted previous 40 lakh. The recoveries have surged to 31,07,223 on Saturday, in accordance with information collated by the Union Health Ministry.

“I had predicted that the total number of infections will reach 55 lakh by September 30. I am wrong. India will reach that number by September 20. By end September, the number may touch 65 lakh,” Chidambaram mentioned.

The solely nation that was not reaping the advantage of the lockdown technique seems to be India, the previous Union Minister alleged.

“PM (Narendra) Modi who promised that we will defeat coronavirus in 21 days must explain why India failed when other countries seem to have succeeded,” he mentioned.

In one other tweet, Chidambaram additionally hit out on the Ministry of Finance for the state of the financial system, saying it didn’t have “a word of explanation for the unprecedented negative growth in Q1 of 2020-21”.

“But it is back to its old game of misleading the people of India and predicting a V-shaped recovery (from the coronavirus-induced slump),” the previous finance minister mentioned. PTI



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