Correspondent- Congress leader Rahul Gandhi, along with a bunch of other Congress leaders, today hit out at the Centre over reports of several people being arrested in Delhi for putting up posters critical of the government’s handling of the Covid crisis.
“Arrest me too,” Mr Gandhi tweeted today in both English and Hindi, along with the “white Hindi words on black background” poster that led to the arrests. It read: “Modi ji, why did you send vaccines meant for our children, abroad?” At least 17 people have been arrested by the Delhi police over posters that came up in the past few days in the capital criticising Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s handling of the coronavirus pandemic. The Delhi police, according to ANI, has said it had also registered around 21 cases under the Defacement of Public Property Act & Section 188 in the matter relating to the posters.
India has reported more than 3 lakh infections a day over the past three weeks, overwhelming its health care system and leaving many without hospital beds, oxygen and adequate treatment.