Rahul Gandhi calls rising COVID cases a Modi made disastertext_fields
New Delhi: Congress leader Rahul Gandhi has termed the incidence of rising COVID cases in the country a Prime Minister Narendra Modi made disaster.
He intensified his attack against the Centre after reports of shortage of beds and ventilators in many hospitals.
"Shamshan aur Kabristan dono -- Jo kaha so ho kiya (both funeral and burial grounds, fulfilled what was promised) #ModiMadeDisaster," Rahul Gandhi tweeted.
The Congress leader said in a tweet, "There is no test, no bed in the hospital, no ventilators, no oxygen, no vaccine, bus utsav ka dhong hai (a festive pretence)... PM cares?"
India reported 2,34,692 new Covid-19 cases in the last 24 hours, the biggest single-day spike ever, taking the overall tally to 1,45,26,609 on Saturday, according to the Health Ministry data.
This is the third consecutive day that the country has registered over two lakh cases. India has on Friday reported 2,17,353 new cases and 2,00,739 on Thursday.
Also in the last 24 hours, there were 1,341 new Covid-19 fatalities, the third consecutive day with over a thousand deaths. This took the overall death toll in the country to 1,75,649.
Meanwhile, the daily active cases on Friday rose to 16,79,740.