Shiv Sena MP Priyanka Chaturvedi hit out on the BJP late Monday evening after the celebration introduced a “nationwide dharna” on May 5 to protest towards “widespread violence” allegedly perpetrated by Bengal’s ruling Trinamool, within the hours after it recorded a large win within the Assembly election.
The BJP – amongst a number of political events accused of violating coronavirus guidelines by holding mass gatherings whereas campaigning for the polls – stated its protest “can be held following all Covid protocols”.
That assurance provoked a withering retort from Ms Chaturvedi.
“Yes, we’d like super-spreader dharna occasions throughout the nation, as a result of clearly, as per the BJP, the nation hasn’t seen sufficient of a COVID surge, no?” the Rajya Sabha MP tweeted.
Yes we’d like tremendous spreader dharna occasions throughout the nation, as a result of clearly, as per the BJP, the nation hasn’t seen sufficient of a COVID surge, no? https://t.co/knFyS19Ehb
— Priyanka Chaturvedi???????? (@priyankac19) May 3, 2021
Earlier within the day the BJP had stated: “… a nationwide dharna on May 5 towards the widespread violence unleashed by TMC employees submit the election leads to West Bengal. This protest can be held following all Covid protocols throughout all organisational mandals…”
The BJP has introduced a nationwide dharna on fifth May towards the widespread violence unleashed by TMC employees submit the election leads to West Bengal.
This protest can be held following all Covid protocols throughout all organisational mandals of the BJP.
— BJP (@BJP4India) May 3, 2021
Over the previous couple of months India has been hit by a devastating new wave of coronavirus instances.
On Monday morning the nation reported over 3.68 lakh new instances and greater than 3,400 Covid-related deaths from the earlier 24 hours. Active instances now quantity 34.1 lakh – over thrice the sooner report.
The spike has been attributed, by some specialists, to mass gatherings resembling marketing campaign rallies in Bengal, at which Prime Minister Narendra Modi and main leaders from state events had been current.
Visuals from these rallies and roadshows confirmed 1000’s with out face masks and complete violation of social distancing norms. And, since campaigning, poll-bound states like Assam, Bengal and Tamil Nadu have reported large will increase in each day Covid instances.
Experts have additionally pointed to non secular gatherings just like the mega Kumbh at Uttarakhand’s Haridwar, which was held regardless of recommendation on the contrary. On Saturday information company PTI stated over 70 lakh individuals participated, triggering concern that it might turn into one other ‘tremendous spreader’.
The spike has additionally introduced the nation’s healthcare system to its knees; hospital beds and life-saving medicines are in brief provide, and a scarcity of medical oxygen has killed individuals.
The Delhi High Court and the Supreme Court have slammed the centre over its failure to make sure oxygen provide, in addition to present ample numbers of hospital beds and medicines.
With enter from PTI