New Delhi: Congress MP Shashi Tharoor has stirred an issue after he slammed Prime Minister Narendra Modi-led authorities on the Centre for failing to deal with the coronavirus pandemic and mentioned that Pakistan has finished higher than India in controlling the outbreak of the lethal illness.
Speaking on the Lahore Literature Festival, Shashi Tharoor raised a number of points from US President Donald Trump’s February go to to the Tablighi Jamaat and sought validation for Rahul Gandhi saying the previous Congress president had alerted the Modi authorities in regards to the pandemic however the PM did not act.
“The Indian government is not doing well and the people realize this. Rahul Gandhi mentioned as early as February that COVID-19 must be taken seriously otherwise India will face economic catastrophe so he should get credit for it,” mentioned Tharoor.
Tharoor additionally accused the Modi authorities of defaming Tablighi Jamaat with the intention to justify bigotry and discrimination towards the Muslims.
Reacting to Tharoor’s statements, the BJP launched a scathing assault on the Thiruvananthapuram MP for ‘defaming’ India at a Pakistan stage.
“It is unbelievable that Congress leader can give such a statement against India on a platform which is being watched worldwide. He not only made fun of India but also demeaned it”, mentioned Sambit Patra whereas addressing the media.
Calling out Congress for its love for Pakistan, the BJP mentioned, “it is so foolish and juvenile for someone who calls himself an intellectual to say what he said by painting Rahul Gandhi as modern-day Nostradamus.”
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