Senior Congress leader Rahul Gandhi will release a white paper on Covid-19 today at a press conference, news agency ANI reported.
Rahul and his party colleagues have been attacking the government over its handling of the pandemic. He had earlier alleged that the “positivity” claims of the government are a “PR stunt to hide the actual number of deaths” due to the virus.
Earlier on Monday, Rahul had termed the Centre’s decision of not paying an ex-gratia to kin of those who died of Covid-19 as “cruelty” and said that the compensation is just a small help for the people and the Modi government is unwilling to do that.
“It is impossible to evaluate life. The government’s compensation is only a small help, but the Modi government is not ready to even do that. First the lack of treatment during the Covid-19 pandemic and then the false figures and on top of that the government’s cruelty,” he said in a tweet.
Meanwhile, India recorded 42,640 new cases in the last 24 hours, the lowest in 91 days. The death count climbed to 3,89,302 with 1,167 fresh fatalities.
The record low cases were reported on a day when the country vaccinated a 86.16 lakh people, the highest in a single day. The previous single-day record was of over 48 lakh doses on April 1. The country’s cumulative vaccination coverage was recorded at over 28.36 crore since January 16, according to the data from the CoWIN portal.