Bihar in fudging row as COVID death toll jumps by 72% after recount -Amarnath Tewary
RJD hits out at govt for huge jump in figure in a single day
Patna: The COVID-19 death toll in Bihar jumped by a whopping 72.84% after a recount by the government and the Opposition Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) on Thursday accused Chief Minister Nitish Kumar of fudging data. The government, however, said its “intent was to reach out to family members of the deceased”.
Taking a potshot at the government for the huge jump in the death toll figure in a single day, RJD chief Lalu Prasad tweeted in Hindi, “Nitish became fake by fudging data that brought immense worldwide disgrace but he did not feel ashamed”.
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The Hindu, 10 June, 2021, https://www.thehindu.com/news/national/other-states/covid-19-toll-in-bihar-jumps-by-72-after-recount/article34776002.ece?homepage=true