‘Unplanned lockdown failed to win battle in 21 days’: Rahul Gandhi slams Centre as COVID-19 cases cross 1-crore mark

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Saturday targeted the PM Modi-led Central government over the rising COVID-19 cases despite the strict lockdown. He said that the government failed to win the battle against coronavirus in 21 days as the PM said in March.

Launching a sharp attack over the surge in cases and deaths due to COVID-19, the former Congress President in a tweet said, “1 Crore covid infections with almost 1.5 lakh deaths! The unplanned lockdown did not manage to ‘win the battle in 21 days’ as the PM claimed, but it surely destroyed millions of lives in the country.”

India’s COVID-19 tally on Saturday crossed the 1-crore mark, while the death toll rose to 1,45,136.

On a positive side, the recovery rate among coronavirus patients stands at 95.46%, as per the Health Ministry data.