Coronavirus lockdown: Rahul Gandhi quotes Einstein to criticise Centre for its ‘arrogance’


Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Monday quoted theoretical physicist Albert Einstein to criticise the government and said the lockdown enforced to contain the coronavirus is proof that the “only thing more dangerous than ignorance is arrogance”.

The party leader, in a tweet, attached a graphic that collated the surge in deaths due to Covid-19 in India with the decline in the country’s economic growth over the months when the nationwide lockdown was in place.

India’s coronavirus cases have registered daily increases in recent weeks, putting it at the fourth place on the list of top 10 worst-hit nations. The country on Monday reported 11,502 new cases and 325 deaths, according to Union health ministry. The total number of cases has now gone up to 3.32 lakh and the toll is at 9,520.

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