Rahul Gandhi   -  PTI

‘PM busy with peacocks’: Rahul mocks Modi over Covid-19 tally


Taking a dig at Prime Minister Narendra Modi over the rise in Covid-19 cases, Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Monday said the government had asked people to become aatmanirbhar — implying that they should save their lives themselves as the Prime Minister was busy with peacocks”.

In a tweet, Gandhi said the number of coronavirus infections will cross 50 lakh this week, and active cases will surpass 10 lakh.

“Unplanned lockdown is the product of one person’s ego and because of it coronavirus has spread throughout the country,” he said in the tweet in Hindi.

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“Modi government said become ‘Aatmanirbhar’ (self-sufficient) which means save your life yourself because the PM is busy with peacocks,” the former Congress chief added, alluding to a recent video showing Prime Minister Narendra Modi feeding peacocks.

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India’s Covid-19 case tally crossed 48 lakh on Monday, with 92,071 new infections being reported in a day, while the death toll climbed to 79,722, with 1,136 people succumbing to the infection in a span of 24 hours.