New Delhi: Soon after top Congress leaders slammed the Central government for the way it is controlling the coronavirus crisis in the country, Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Thursday said that the Congress is playing petty politics over the situation. Also Read - ‘Govt Should Form Economic Task Force to Address COVID-19 Crisis,’ Says Congress at CWC Meet

Saying the 130 crore Indians are united to defeat COVID-19, Shah said that PM Narendra Modi’s efforts to fight coronavirus have been lauded domestically and globally. Also Read - Amit Shah Directs Delhi Top Cop to Take Action After Doctors Evicted From Homes Over COVID-19 Fears

“Under PM Modi’s leadership, India’s efforts to fight coronavirus are being lauded domestically and globally. Over 130 crore Indians are united to defeat COVID19. Yet, Congress is playing petty politics. High time they think of national interest and stop misleading people,” he said in a statement. Also Read - ‘Centre Will Take Steps For Overall Development of J-K,’ Amit Shah Assures Apni Party Delegation

Meanwhile, Union Minister Prakash Javadekar said that Sonia Gandhi’s criticism of the Central government’s handling of coronavirus situation is unfortunate. “Unnecessary politicisation of the pandemic,” he added.

The statement from Amit Shah came after Sonia Gandhi slammed the government for the unplanned implementation of the countrywide lockdown, which, she said, caused chaos and pain to millions of Indians across the country.

Sonia, earlier in the day, called for availability of all necessary equipment for medical professionals, saying the country was in the midst of an unprecedented health and humanitarian crisis which can be overcome only if everyone acts in solidarity.