Indian Congress leader, Rahul Gandhi, attacked the Narendra Modi government over a WHO report which claimed that there were 4.7 million Covid deaths in India, saying “science does not lie, Prime Minister Narendra Modi does”.
Rahul Gandhi also demanded of the government to support the families that have lost loved ones by giving them the mandated Rs four lakh compensation.
He said, “47 lakh Indians died due to the Covid pandemic. NOT 4.8 lakh as claimed by the Govt. Science doesn’t LIE. Modi does.”
“Respect families who’ve lost loved ones. Support them with the mandated 4 lakh compensation,” the Congress leader said.
The WHO on Thursday stated that 14.9 million people were killed either by COVID-19 directly or due to the pandemic’s impact on health systems and society. As per the WHO report, there were 4.7 million Covid deaths in India, which is 10 times the official figures and almost a third of Covid deaths globally.