Tribune News Service
New Delhi, October 19
Persisting with his attack on the BJP government’s alleged mishandling of the Covid-19 pandemic, Congress leader Rahul Gandhi today shared a comparative chart of Covid deaths per million and GDP growth rates 2020 in 10 countries (mostly from WHO’s South East Asia Region) with India placed at the bottom.
Taking a dig at the Centre, Gandhi captioned the Twitter graph as “How to completely destroy an economy and infect the maximum number of people really quickly.”
The graph lists Bangladesh at the top with 3.8 per cent GDP growth rate and 34 Covid deaths per million followed in the order of performance by China, Vietnam, Nepal, Pakistan, Indonesia, Sri Lanka Afghanistan, Malaysia and Thailand.
India at the bottom has the GDP growth rate of minus 10.3 per cent with the highest Covid deaths per million of 83 among all the countries in the table.
Gandhi’s post came a day after BJP spokesperson Sambit Patra attacked him over Congress leader Shashi Tharoor’s negative remarks in Lahore over India’s handling of the Covid-19 pandemic.
The Congress slammed Patra’s attack as rhetorical after the latter called Gandhi “Rahul Lahori”, saying Rahul would now contest elections from Pakistan.
Assures assistance to Malappuram
- Amid surging Covid-19 cases in Malappuram, Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Monday said all necessary assistance would be provided to the Malappuram district administration to fight the virus.
- Gandhi was speaking at a Covid-19 evaluation meeting at the collectorate here. The rate of spread of the infection, the facilities arranged in the medical sector, and other matters related to the pandemic were discussed.
- He reached here on Monday on a three-day visit to his constituency, spread over the three districts of Malappuram, Wayanad and Kozhikode districts. PTI