Rahul Gandhi slams Centre over COVID-19 handling, says Pakistan, Afghanistan did it better

Haryana, Oct 06 (ANI): Congress leader Rahul Gandhi addresses farmers during a protest against the new farm bills, in Pehowa on Tuesday. (ANI Photo)

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Friday criticised the Central government’s handling of coronavirus pandemic, saying that even Pakistan and Afghanistan controlled COVID better than India.

“Another solid achievement by the BJP government. Even Pakistan and Afghanistan handled Covid better than India,” he tweeted.


The Congress leader has repeatedly targeted the Central government and Bharatiya Janata Party on various issues pertaining to governance, COVID-19 and the economy.

According to Johns Hopkins University, there are 321,877 COVID-19 cases in Pakistan and 40,026 in Afghanistan. However, it is important to note that they are significantly less populated countries when compared to India.

As per the Union Health Ministry data, India’s COVID-19 count reached 73,07,098 on Thursday.

Earlier, the Congress leader took a dig at the government on Wednesday over IMF growth projections showing Bangladesh closing in on India in terms of per capita GDP this year, describing it as a “solid achievement” of six years of the ruling BJP’s “hate-filled cultural nationalism”.

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