Rahul Gandhi jabs NITI Aayog over Covid-19 ‘prediction’; gets a prompt rebuttal – india news

Former Congress president Rahul Gandhi on Friday took a swipe at Niti Aayog, a authorities suppose tank for predicting that there can be no Covid-19 instances after May 16. According to the suppose tank, authorities’s lockdown technique to regulate the virus will allow that.

“The geniuses at Niti Aayog have done it again. I’d like to remind you of their graph predicting the Govt’s national lockdown strategy would ensure no fresh Covid cases from tomorrow, May the 16th,” tweeted the Congress chief.


The graph, as seen in Gandhi’s tweet, exhibits the curve predicting new instances peaking round final week of April after which sloping downwards to zero on May 16.

NITI Aayog chief govt officer Amitabh Kant later tweeted his rebuttal to Rahul Gandhi.


In a assertion to HT later, the federal government suppose-tank mentioned: “NITI Aayog examines & analysis various epidemiological models. In a presentation Member (Health) has presented various models presented by outside experts. It is a theoretical model like several made by epidemiologists around the world at such a time. It should be read in that context and not literally. The said graph presents factual cases till date along with a trend line. No claim was made as to zero case by 16th May, as is being incorrectly inferred.”

However, there was no let up within the instances even because the third part of nationwide lockdown ends this Sunday.

Earlier in the present day, the demise toll as a result of Covid-19 rose to 2,649 within the nation whereas instances touched 81,970, mentioned the well being ministry.

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