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Secrecy surrounds India PM Narendra Modi’s ‘US$1bn’ Covid-19 fund

Secrecy surrounds India PM Narendra Modi's '$1bn' Covid-19 fund

A fund set up by Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi to fight Covid-19 is now mired in controversy and concern over an alleged lack of transparency, writes the BBC’s Geeta Pandey in Delhi.

On 27 March, just days after India began a country-wide lockdown to halt the spread of the coronavirus, Narendra Modi set up the Prime Minister’s Citizen Assistance and Relief in Emergency Situations Fund. The PM Cares Fund, for short.

A day later, Mr Modi appealed to “all Indians” to…

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