- Congress MP Rahul Gandhi released a white paper on Modi Govt's Covid Management on Tuesday
- The management of the first and second wave of COVID-19 was 'disastrous', said the former Congress chief
New Delhi: Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday released a 'white paper' by the party on the Centre's Covid management and urged the government to prepare for the third wave of coronavirus. Releasing the 'white paper', the former Congress chief said it is clear that the management of the first and second wave of COVID-19 was 'disastrous'.
"There were certain reasons as to why it was disastrous, we''ve tried to point out those reasons in our white paper. This is a blueprint about how to react to the third wave which is going to come," he said during a press conference held at 11 am on virtual meeting platform Zoom.
The idea behind our White Paper report on #COVID19 is to provide insights & information so that avoidable deaths can be prevented in the coming waves.
GOI must work on our constructive inputs in the interest of the country.
— Rahul Gandhi (@RahulGandhi) June 22, 2021
"It is our intention to provide the government with information and insights into what went wrong," Rahul Gandhi said.
The aim of this white paper is not finger-pointing at the government but to help the nation prepare for the third wave of infection, he said.
Asserting that the central pillar to fight Covid is vaccination, Gandhi said it is important that "we cross the bridge of 100 percent vaccination as soon as possible".
He also urged the government to treat all states equally for COVID-19 vaccinations, asserting that there should be no bias and they should not be viewed as BJP or opposition states.
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