Amit Shah said “effective steps were taken at the right time” to tackle pandemic (File)

Mumbai:

Under Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s leadership, India has tackled the coronavirus pandemic effectively which the world considers as a “model”, Union Home Minister Amit Shah said on Sunday.

Everyone wondered how a country with a huge population and weak health infrastructure would tackle the pandemic, but “effective steps were taken at the right time”, Mr Shah said.

He was speaking at the inauguration of a medical college in Maharashtra’s Sindhudurg district.

Targeting the ruling Maharashtra Vikas Aghadi (MVA) government in the state, Amit Shah claimed it is a “three-wheel autorickshaw government which has failed on all fronts”. The MVA comprises three parties – Shiv Sena, Nationalist Congress Party and the Congress.

The Sena parted ways with long-term ally BJP after the Maharashtra Assembly polls in 2019 over sharing of the chief ministerial post in the state.

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Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray had then claimed that the BJP went back on their promise of sharing the chief minister’s post with his party for two-and-a-half years.

Reacting to it, Amit Shah, who was at that time the president of the BJP, had said, “I never give any assurances in closed rooms. Whatever I do, I do it openly.”

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