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PM Modi faces criticism for handling of India's Covid-19 pandemic

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has been criticised for being out of sync with ground realities. PHOTO: AFP
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NEW DELHI - Prime Minister Narendra Modi has been regularly attending government meetings with state leaders and his own bureaucrats, according to official government releases, even as the second wave of Covid-19 infections hit the country in the most devastating manner.

Many, including his critics, have wondered why India's prime minister is not more visible in reassuring a panicked nation and addressing in detail the issues facing the country, and the plans to fix them.

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