India is fighting a successful fight against the COVID-19 pandemic under the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and that has been the BJP-led NDA government’s biggest achievement in the first year of its second term, Union Home Minister Amit Shah told CNN-News18 in an exclusive interview on Monday. Shah also said India is better placed in comparison to the developed countries of the world in the fight against the pandemic.
“Our biggest achievement is the successful fight against COVID-19. Apart from only the government, for the first time 130 crore people are fighting this pandemic under the leadership of Modi,” he said.
“With the Janata Curfew, 'ghanti bajao', 'thali bajao' to salute our coronavirus warriors, the PM united the nation in the fight against coronavirus as one country, one people and one mindset. Comparatively, we are better placed if you see the statistics. I won’t say we have not faced troubles and pains, we won’t say there is no pandemic situation here. But in the global context, we have only 12.6 cases per lakh population,” said Shah.
“In comparison, the world average is 77.6 cases infected per lakh population, in USA it is 582 cases per lakh population, in Germany it is 217 per lakh population and in Brazil it is 195 people per lakh population. These statistics tell you that in comparison to the developed countries we have been able to control the pandemic better and we are fighting a good fight. India’s recovery rate is now above 42% from 5% earlier,” he added.
This shows that we are fighting a successful fight, this has been a result of taking the states along together and result of uniting 130 crore people, Shah said.