Shining torches not going to solve problem: Rahul Gandhi

Shining torches not going to solve problem: Rahul Gandhi

Congress MP Rahul Gandhi today criticised the government over its response to the COVID-19 pandemic, saying the country is "not testing enough" people for the novel coronavirus. A novel virus is one that has not been previously identified in humans.

"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," Rahul Gandhi tweeted.

He added a chart that claims India is testing 29 people per million population, which he said is behind Pakistan that is testing 67 people per million in the population. South Korea is testing 7,622 per million population, according to the chart tweeted by Rahul Gandhi.

"Why is Indian testing so low? Because PM does not care," the Congress MP tweeted, alluding to the Prime Minister's Citizen Assistance and Relief in Emergency Situations Fund or PM CARES Fund, which is seeking contributions from people in India and abroad to fight COVID-19.