Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday released a “white paper” by the party on the Centre’s Covid management and urged the government to prepare for the third wave of coronavirus.
Releasing the “white paper”, the former Congress chief said it is clear that the management of the first and second wave of COVID-19 was “disastrous”.
“There were certain reasons as to why it was disastrous, we’ve tried to point out those reasons in our white paper. This is a blueprint about how to react to the third wave which is going to come,” he said.
“It is our intention to provide the government with information and insights into what went wrong,” Gandhi said.
It's clear that management of the first & second wave of COVID was disastrous, & we've tried to point out the reasons behind it. I would even go so far as to say that there might be waves even after the third wave of COVID19 as the virus is mutating: Rahul Gandhi, Congress— ANI (@ANI) June 22, 2021
The aim of this white paper is not finger-pointing at the government but to help the nation prepare for the third wave of infection, he said.
Asserting that the central pillar to fight Covid is vaccination, Gandhi said it is important that “we cross bridge of 100 per cent vaccination as soon as possible”.
He also urged the government to treat all states equally for COVID-19 vaccinations, asserting that there should be no bias and they should not be viewed as BJP or opposition states.