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Why the Government Used Covid-19 Data as a ‘Propaganda Tool’ Instead of Stopping Viruses, Asks Priyanka Gandhi | India News

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NEW DELHI: Congressional Leader Priyanka Gandhi Vadra on Tuesday criticized the Center for allegedly failing to maintain transparency on Covid-related data, asking why the government used it as a “propaganda tool” rather than stopping the spread of the coronavirus.
As part of her “Zimmedaar Kaun” (who is responsible) campaign, in which she has been questioning the government about its handling of the pandemic, the secretary general of Congress published a video attacking the central government for related data. with Covid he got mad about it.
In his proposals for the Center, he asked why there is such a huge gap between official Covid death data and unofficial data collected from crematoria, cemeteries and other sources.
Why has the government used the data primarily as a “propaganda tool” instead of using it to stop the spread of COVID-19, Gandhi asked in the video posted on Twitter and Facebook.
He stressed that experts around the world have said that making data public and transparent is the only way to “win the battle against Covid.”
Why hasn’t our government done so, he asked.
On Monday, Gandhi had accused the Center of suppressing data related to the Covid pandemic and said that the Modi government’s emphasis on life-saving propaganda had caused “immense damage.”
Congress has been critical of the Center’s handling of the Covid situation in the country, but the government has dismissed criticism of the Opposition party, accusing it of politicizing the pandemic.



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