Madhya Pradesh Leader of Opposition Kamal Nath has accused the state BJP government of vastly undercounting the deaths of COVID-19 victims, claiming nearly one lakh people had died from the infection in March and April across all 52 districts. He said India has become the “COVID-19 and black fungus capital” of the world.
Nath said Madhya Pradesh recorded a total of 1.27 lakh deaths in March and April and those COVID-19 deaths made up nearly 80 per cent of these. He said the data was collected through a survey of crematoriums and graveyards across the state.
"India is fooling the world by hiding the death figures. MP is a living example of this. And if (Chief Minister) Shivraj Singh Chouhan’s government does not agree with the figures, they can release their figures and prove me wrong," Nath said.
Meanwhile, Home Minister Narottam Mishra challenged Nath’s figures and offered to resign if he was able to show evidence.