Coronavirus Outbreak: Rahul Gandhi's warning behind Bhilwara's success in tackling infection, claims Sonia Gandhi
Sonia Gandhi on Friday said that Rahul Gandhi's 'timely' warning was behind the Rajasthan government’s success in tackling the novel coronavirus in Bhilwara.
Interim Congress president Sonia Gandhi on Friday said that Rahul Gandhi's "timely" warning was behind the Rajasthan government’s success in tackling the novel coronavirus in Bhilwara.
According to The Print, Sonia made this statement at a meeting with state Congress chiefs, where she reviewed the steps taken by them to tackle the COVID-19 pandemic.
"It is because Rahul Gandhi had issued a warning about coronavirus in February itself that states like Rajasthan got into action fast. They ensured there were enough PPE (personal protective equipment) kits,” the article quoted Sonia Gandhi as saying.
The statement appeared to be a reference to Rahul Gandhi's tweet from 12 February, in which he had said, "The Corona Virus is an extremely serious threat to our people and our economy. My sense is the government is not taking this threat seriously. Timely action is critical.
Reacting to the statement, Amit Malviya, chief of the BJP's IT cell tweeted—
The Gandhis are pleased that the first contest for Congress president in decades has acquired quasi-legitimacy by Shashi Tharoor’s presence
The Gandhi family desperately needs Ashok Gehlot as a networker, loyalist, and bridge builder. In better times Sonia Gandhi had Ahmed Patel as the crisis manager to do the dirty laundry. So, who has the upper hand now?
The rebellion in Rajasthan has not worked in favour of Ashok Gehlot. He is out of the race for Congress chief and finds himself distanced from the Gandhis. For now, the party is not mulling any action against him and he is likely to continue as Rajasthan chief minister