Union Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad has reacted to former Congress president Rahul Gandhi’s charge that the lockdown strategy was a failure to control the coronavirus.
Prasad wondered why Rahul was making this charge when the Congress-ruled states were among the first to impose lockdown in the country.
“The first state to announce a lockdown was Punjab followed by Rajasthan. And now Maharashtra and Punjab were the first ones to extend the lockdown till May 31, even before the meeting of chief ministers with the Prime Minister.
“Rahul Gandhi ji, you say lockdown is not the solution, then don’t you explain this to your chief ministers? Or don’t they listen to you, or they don’t give your opinions any weightage?” the minister said.