Indian Prime Minister Called Out for Building New, Billion-Dollar Residence Despite Deadly COVID Shortages

Published May 04 2021 at 11:51 AM GMT
  • Central Vista Revamp Project Handout With India running out of essential supplies to treat millions of current COVID-19 cases, the main opposition leader called out Prime Minister Narendra Modi for continuing to invest in a $1.7 billion government complex and private palace, which is still being constructed by thousands of laborers in central New Delhi as the pandemic rages around them.
  • On Tuesday, opposition leader Priyanka Gandhi, the daughter of Rajiv and Sonia Gandhi, claimed in a Twitter post that crucial funds are being "diverted for the construction of a new house for the prime minister.
  • "When the people of the country are struggling with shortage of oxygen, vaccines, hospital beds, medicines, then it would be better if the government put all the resources in the work of saving the lives of the people, instead of constructing a new house of 13,000 crores", she said.



  • Published May 4, 2021 11:51 AM GMT