India reported 2,59,170 new COVID-19 infections and 1,761 deaths in the last 24 hours, the Union Health Ministry said on Tuesday. This has taken the total number of positive cases in the country to 1,53,21,089.
Rahul Gandhi tested positive for coronavirus.
Rahul Gandhi’s announced on Sunday-when the country saw its highest single-day spike of over 2.61 lakh Covid-19 cases and active cases in the country surpassed the 18 lakh-mark.
Taking to Twitter, the Congress MP mentioned rallies and wrote, “For the first time I have seen such crowds of sick and dead.”
Earlier on Saturday, he had hit out the Central government over the deteriorating COVID situation in the country and said a clear vaccine strategy is needed.
Rahul has also tweeted saying that the shortage of vaccine during this surge in new coronavirus cases is a serious issue and not a reason to celebrate.
Earlier today, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Home Minister Amit Shah and Defence Minister Rajnath Singh also appealed to the voters in four states and one Union Territory to exercise their franchise in record number.
Rahul Gandhi begins Day 2 of his Kerala campaign trail offering prayers at Thirunelli Temple, Wayanad, Kerala.
"Wayanad is Rahul baba's constituency. He was Amethi's MP for 15 years and did not do anything to make Amethi better. Later, he shifted to Wayanad. I have never witnessed a tourist politician like Rahul baba. He will do no development in the region", Amit Shah said.
In an interaction with Rahul, Nicholas Burns, former US undersecretary of state for political affairs, proposed that India and the US should come together to take on countries like China.