BJP leader Lanka Dinakar blasted Congress leader Rahul Gandhi saying that he is using “cheap” tactics and politics by showcasing a certain section of people affected due to COVID-19 lockdown.
Talking to ANI, Dinakar said, “Rahul Gandhi is irresponsible and became irrelevant with his argument. He and his family members very carefully maintained physical distance for the last four months and took all COVID-19 precautions. It is good, whereas he is playing cheap tactics and politics. He is making adverse comments by showing a certain section of people affected due to lockdown.”
He further said that lockdown is not at all considered as a medicine to cure coronavirus and is only considered to be a safeguard from getting infected.
‘Rahul Gandhi is irresponsible’
“Our Prime Minister has seriously thought for the safety of people irrespective of caste, creed, region and religion,” he added.
The statement from the BJP comes after Rahul continued with his attack on the government alleging that the unplanned lockdown broke the backbone of Indian economy and it was the Modi government’s third attack on the unorganised sector.
Releasing his fourth video of the series on Wednesday, Rahul said: “The poor, those working in small and medium businesses, are daily wage earners. They eat with what they earn each day. When you announced a lockdown without notice, you attacked them.”
He became irrelevant with his argument
He further said that the lockdown did not yield results as India surpassed Brazil and became the second worst-hit nation by the pandemic.
“The Prime Minister said the fight will be for 21 days, the backbone of the unorganized sector broke in 21 days,” he added.
The former Congress chief in his second video had alleged that demonetisation was an attack on India’s poor – farmers, labourers, small shopkeepers – the unorganised sector.