New Delhi: Congress MP, Shashi Tharoor, attacked Modi government, questioning India’s handling of the COVID-19 pandemic, while speaking at Lahore Literature Festival.
Tharoor raised issues from US President Donald Trump’s February visit to the Tablighi Jamaat and mocked Modi govt saying Rahul Gandhi had warned him about the pandemic but the PM failed to take actions.
“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”.
“We are fighting against bigotry and prejudice in India arising because of a pandemic. Tablighi Jamaat super-spreader event was used to justify open bigotry and discrimination against the Muslims”, Tharoor said.
BJP reacted to Tharoor’s statements, pointing the Thiruvananthapuram MP for ‘defaming’ India at a Pakistan.
BJP said, “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”.
Bashing Modi happened to be the flavor for the Congressmen, the BJP said further.
“Saddened to see the only other all-India party mouthing Paki propaganda. And at the head is of course it’s smart-alecky spokesperson adept only at using inscrutable English. Comes from being headed by an overgrown adolescent”, said Former Governor of Meghalaya, Tathagata Roy.