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Rahul lists alleged ‘attempt to topple’ govt in Rajasthan among govt’s ‘achievements’ in COVID-era

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New Delhi:  Taking a dig at the Modi government, Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday listed the alleged “attempt to topple” the government in Rajasthan and the “Namaste Trump” event as among the Centre’s “achievements” in the COVID-19 era.

In a sarcastic tweet in Hindi, he said due to such “achievements” of the government, the country is now ‘Aatmanirbhar’ in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic.

The former Congress president has been attacking the government over its handling of the coronavirus crisis and questioning its planning behind combating the pandemic.

“Achievements of the government in the COVID-era: February — Namaste Trump, March– toppling the government in Madhya Pradesh, April — making people light candles, May —  government’s sixth anniversary, June — Bihar virtual rally, July — Attempt to topple the government in Rajasthan,” Gandhi said in the tweet.

“That is why the country is ‘Aatmanirbhar’ (self-sufficient) in the fight against coronavirus,” he said.

India’s first COVID-19 case was detected on January 30 in Kerala.

Rahul Gandhi also hit out at the Bihar government on Tuesday alleging the COVID-19 situation in the state has gone out of control and that the NDA dispensation’s claim of “good governance” has been “exposed”.

“The coronavirus pandemic situation in Bihar is critical and has spiralled out of control of the state government. Unattended bodies lying in hospital wards exposes the claims of good governance of Bihar,” he said in a tweet in Hindi.

Along with the tweet, he tagged a news report claiming that the Central team that had gone to Bihar had flagged “poor infection control” in hospitals in Patna and could turn into “super spreaders”.

According to Bihar health department’s health bulletin on Monday, the death toll due to COVID-19 in the state has climbed to 187, while so far 27,455 people have been infected with the viral disease.

Assembly polls in Bihar is scheduled to be held in a few months and political parties are gearing up for it.