Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath launched a scathing attack on Congress leaders Rahul Gandhi and Priyanka Gandhi saying that they will turn India into Italy if the country listens to them on COVID-19 pandemic. Adityanath made the statement during an interview with Hindustan Times Editor-in-Chief Shashi Shekhar.
Adityanath’s attack was in reply to a question concerning Rahul and Priyanka’s criticism of UP government’s handling of the coronavirus pandemic. It was a reference to the spike in COVID-19 cases in Italy during the early days of the pandemic. It is to be noted that Italy is one of the worst affected countries in world due to the pandemic.
Adityanath praised PM Narendra Modi’s vision in handling the crisis. He said, “There was just one testing laboratory in the country when the first case of coronvirus was detected in the country. Today there are nearly 650 and about 2 lakh tests are being conducted every day. This is PM Modi’s vision.”