New Delhi, Sep 5 : Attacking the BJP-led NDA government for its ”failure” to check increase in Coronavirus cases, Congress leader and former Union Minister P Chidambaram on Saturday said that India seems to be the only country that is not reaping the benefits of the lockdown strategy.
In a series of tweets, Mr Chidambaram said that going by the current rate of increase in Coronavirus infection cases in the country, the tally could touch 65 lakh by September 30.
”The only country that is not reaping the benefit of the lockdown strategy appears to be India. PM Modi , who promised that we will defeat coronavirus in 21 days, must explain why India failed when other countries seem to have succeeded,” he said.
In another tweet, he said, ”I had predicted that total number of infections will reach 55 lakh by September 30. I am wrong. India will reach that number by September 20. By end September, the number may touch 65 lakh,” the Congress leader said.
The number of COVID cases in the country on Saturday crossed 40 lakh with over 86,000 cases recorded in the previous 24 hours.
There has been a sharp increase in the number of Coronavirus cases in the country over the last two weeks.