NEW DELHI: The Congress on Tuesday demanded that Prime Minister Narendra Modi come out with concrete options to manage the COVID-19 pandemic and revive the economic system, as a substitute of giving “plain speeches”.
After the prime minister’s televised deal with this night, Congress chief spokesperson Randeep Surjewala claimed that the Modi authorities has “failed” on each the fronts and India has turn into the “Corona capital” of the world with the “highest” variety of day by day instances and deaths.
“It’s straightforward to present sermons. The nation doesn’t want plain speeches however concrete options,” he mentioned in a tweet, quoting a phrase from saint Tulsidas.
With the onset of pageant season, Prime Minister Modi on Tuesday made an impassioned enchantment to folks to observe COVID-19 pointers, saying this isn’t the time to be careless because the virus remains to be round and even a bit negligence can dampen the festive spirit.
Surjewala and Congress spokesperson Pawan Khera, in a joint assertion, mentioned, “The prime minister should reply for the failure of the management.”
“Kindly inform the nation on methods to management the unstable state of affairs of the pandemic. How will he revive the falling economic system? Does he have an answer or will he blame it on God,” the 2 leaders requested of their assertion.
“Whereas the battle towards Corona is on, the chief has turned invisible and is simply seen giving sermons on TV,” they mentioned The Congress chief recalled how the prime minister mentioned on March 24 that the battle of Mahabharat continued for 18 days and they’re going to win the battle towards coronavirus in 21 days.
“However, even after 210 days, the battle towards coronavirus is on and individuals are dying. As a substitute of popping out with an answer, Modi ji remains to be giving plain speeches on tv,” they mentioned.
“India has turn into the corona capital of the world. As on October 19, India tops within the day by day rise in instances of COVID-19 when, as per official information, the nation reported 55,722 instances of the virus,” Surjewala mentioned.
In his seventh televised deal with to the nation following the COVID-19 outbreak, Modi on Tuesday cited examples of the US and several other European international locations to notice that the coronavirus instances there have seen a sudden and worrisome rise after witnessing a fall, as he cautioned residents towards any laxity till an efficient remedy is discovered.
He mentioned photos and movies have of late emerged exhibiting that many individuals have both stopped following precautions like sporting masks or have turn into negligent.
“That is completely not proper. Those that have turn into negligent and are shifting round with out masks are placing themselves and their households, together with kids and aged, in danger,” he mentioned.