Rahul Gandhi says India lost 40 lakh people due to COVID-19, accuses Narendra Modi govt of hiding real figures
New Delhi: Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Sunday said 40 lakh people died in India due to Covid 19 and accused the government of hiding the real figures.
Rahul Gandhi quoted a report from The New York Times that said India is stalling World Health Organization's efforts to make the Covid death toll public.
“Modi ji does not speak the truth, nor lets the truth be spoken. They are still lying no one died of oxygen shortage,” Rahul Gandhi tweeted.
मोदी जी ना सच बोलते हैं, ना बोलने देते हैं।— Rahul Gandhi (@RahulGandhi) April 17, 2022
वो तो अब भी झूठ बोलते हैं कि oxygen shortage से कोई नहीं मरा!
मैंने पहले भी कहा था - कोविड में सरकार की लापरवाहियों से 5 लाख नहीं, 40 लाख भारतीयों की मौत हुई।
फ़र्ज़ निभाईये, मोदी जी - हर पीड़ित परिवार को ₹4 लाख का मुआवज़ा दीजिए। pic.twitter.com/ZYKiSK2XMJ
“I had said earlier as well, 40 lakh people have died in India during Covid due to government negligence, not five lakh,” he said.
“Fulfill your duty Modiji. Provide Rs 4 lakh compensation to families of the victims,” he said.
According to the health ministry there have been around 5.22 lakh Covid deaths in the country so far.