Former Congress president Rahul Gandhi took a dig at Prime Minister Narendra Modi”s appeal to people to light lamps and shine torches on April 5, saying it will not help India fight COVID-19.
He claimed not enough tests are being conducted in the country to combat the spread of coronavirus.
In a video message , Modi had urged people to switch off the lights in their homes and light lamps, candles or shine torches and mobile phone flashlights for nine minutes at 9 pm on April 5 to display the country”s “collective resolve” to defeat coronavirus.
“India is simply not testing enough to fight the COVID-19 virus,” Gandhi said on Twitter.
India is simply not testing enough to fight the #Covid19 virus.
Making people clap & shining torches in the sky isn’t going to solve the problem. pic.twitter.com/yMlYbiixxW
— Rahul Gandhi (@RahulGandhi) April 4, 2020
“Making people clap & shining torches in the sky isn’t going to solve the problem,” Rahul said.
In his message, Modi had also said that once people everywhere light lamps or shine flashlights of their mobile phones at their doorsteps or balconies, it will emerge in this “superpower” of brightness that “we are all fighting with a collective resolve”.
It is required for the country”s people to experience the “greatness, majesty and divinity” of this shared strength and resolve from time to time, he said.