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BJP Slammed At Rahul Gandhi Over Lockdown Remarks:"Double Speak,Hypocricsy"
"People don't like such negative politics. The country is speaking in one tune and Congress has struck a different chord. That is why the party is becoming disconnected with people," said Prakash Javadekar
BJP Slammed At Rahul Gandhi Over Lockdown Remarks: "Double Speak, Hypocrisy"
New Delhi: On Tuesday the BJP rejected Congress leader Rahul Gandhi's statement that the lockdown has "failed" in its purpose, saying the doubling rate of coronavirus infection has fallen to 13 days from three before the lockdown, which, it said, is a "success" for India.
Union minister Prakash Javadekar and BJP leader said the center decision to impose the lockdown has ensured that India has suffered much less than countries like the US, France, and Spain.
He hit back at the Congress, saying it is doing politics at a time when the nation is fighting coronavirus crisis.
He also said that India's efforts to combat coronavirus have drawn praise from the world over but attracted opposition from congress.
Mr. Javadekar said that "Rahul Gandhi's press conference today is an example of the politics the Congress is doing. What he said is wrong as well. The COVID-19 doubling rate was three days before the lockdown and it is 13 now. This is India's success".
The Union Minister said that the congress earlier asked why the lockdown was imposed and is now raising questions again when it is being relaxed."This highlights double-speak and hypocrisy of the Congress," the senior BJP leader said.
He said over 45 lakh migrant laborers have been ferried back home in over 3,000 trains, and this is historic.
Over Rahul Gandhi demand that the center give cash to the poor, he said BJP ruled states like UP and Karnataka have given cash to migrants and asked which Congress run states has done so.
Citing about various welfare provisions of the centers, that includes five-month free ration for over 80 crores poor, transfer of Rs 2,000 to nine crore farmers and Rs 500 to 20 crore women, and free gas cylinders to eight crore households, Mr. Javadekar said that measures are in real terms are more than Rs 7,500 demanded by Mr.Gandhi for the poor.
"People don't like such negative politics. The country is speaking in one tune and Congress has struck a different chord. That is why the party is becoming disconnected from people," he said.
Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday said that the four-phase of nationwide lockdown have "failed" and not given the result that PM Modi had expected. The Congress leader expressed concern that if the government function haphazardly during the non-lockdown period, the country will face a second wave of coronavirus which will be "extremely devasting"