Rahul Gandhi calls COVID-19 vaccine festival 'a sham', slams Centre's handling of pandemic

India added a record over two lakh new COVID-19 infections in a day pushing the total tally of cases to 1,40,74,564, while the active cases passed the 14-lakh mark

Press Trust of India April 15, 2021 17:45:45 IST
Rahul Gandhi calls COVID-19 vaccine festival 'a sham', slams Centre's handling of pandemic

File image of Rahul Gandhi. ANI

New Delhi:  Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Thursday attacked the government over the handling of the COVID-19 situation and alleged that it is only indulging in a "sham" of a ''vaccine festival''.

He also alleged that there is no testing, no beds in hospitals, neither ventilators or oxygen and vaccine is also not available.

Rahul also took a jibe asking what PM-CARES is doing, as huge donations were given to the fund for handling COVID-19 situation.

"There are no tests or beds in hospitals. There are no ventilators or oxygen. The vaccine is also not there. But there is a sham of a festival. PM-CARES?" he asked.

His attack came after the government celebrated the ''Tika Utsav'' (vaccine festival) from April 11 to 14.

India saw its highest single-day rise of 2,00,739 COVID-19 infections and 1,038 fatalities pushing the country's tally of cases to 1,40,74,564 and the total death toll to 1,73,123, according to official data.

The total number of active COVID-19 cases in the country were recorded at 14,71,877 cases

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