‘Bharatiya Jumla Party’ promised to defeat COVID-19 in 21 days but failed: Congress

Congress said that Modi’s over-confidence has been at the root of his government’s complete inability to combat the pandemic

Congress party on Friday attacked the Narendra Modi-led Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP), in power at the Centre, for failing to fight the pandemic of COVID-19 in the country.

Slamming the BJP, Congress said that Modi’s over-confidence has been at the root of his government’s complete inability to combat the pandemic. An over-confidence, according to the opposition party, has doomed India since 2014.

“PM Modi’s over-confidence has been at the core of his govt’s utter failure to tackle the pandemic. An over-confidence which has undone India right from 2014,” Congress noted on its official Twitter handle.

Calling the BJP as ‘Bharatiya Jumla Party’, Congress said that the BJP-led Central government had promised to fight and defeat the Coronavirus pandemic in just 21 days but failed miserably.

It said that during the past 16 months, there have been two waves of COVID-19 in the country with 3.07 crore infections and 4.05 lakh deaths.

“The pandemic still rages on,” the party said, pointing to the daily new cases of infection reported in the country and a possibility of an impending third wave.

Meanwhile, India has witnessed 43,393 new COVID-19 cases, 44,459 recoveries, and 911 deaths in the last 24 hours, as per the latest update by the Health Ministry on Friday morning. The death toll has climbed to 4,05,939 with 911 fresh fatalities.

The active cases comprise 1.49 percent of the total infections and the national COVID-19 recovery rate stands at 97.19 percent, the data updated at 8 AM showed.

After facing a severe second wave of Coronavirus pandemic between February and May, there has been a sharp decline in India’s daily cases in the last several weeks. However, the recent trajectory of COVID-19 cases has shown some worrying signs.

As per the data shared by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoHFW), there has been a slowdown in the downward trend of daily COVID infections and a slight increase in the positivity rate. This is worrisome as there has been an influx of people at tourist destinations with less or no COVID-appropriate behavior observed.

A research report has predicted that India may witness the third wave of COVID-19 in mid-August 2021, raising the alarm bells for policymakers and citizens.

The report, COVID-19: The race to finishing line, prepared by SBI Research, claims that the COVID third wave peak will arrive in the month of September 2021.

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