BJP over Covid management in Maharashtra
Stressing that there ought to no politicisation of the combat towards the COVID-19 pandemic, the Shiv Sena on Thursday requested the Centre to launch cash to states from the PM Cares Fund and likewise clear GST dues to assist them cope with the coronavirus state of affairs.
During the second day of dialogue in Rajya Sabha on the pandemic and steps taken by the Centre, Sanjay Raut (Shiv Sena) took exception to the criticism by some BJP leaders, together with Rajya Sabha MP Vinay Sahasrabuddhe, of the measures taken by the Maharashtra authorities to regulate the pandemic.
“More than 30,000 people have recovered from COVID in Maharashtra. How did it happen?,” he stated
In an obvious dig at Union Minister Arjun Ram Meghwal, Raut stated did these people recover by eating “Bhabhi Ji Ke Papad”.
Meghwal had come below hearth after he reportedly claimed that the elements of a papad model ‘Bhabhi Ji Ke Papad’ helps in formation of antibodies wanted to combat COVID-19.
Raut additional stated all states had been doing their greatest to cope with the pandemic.
It’s not that opposition dominated states like Maharashtra, West Bengal and Delhi had been doing unhealthy, and solely BJP-led NDA states had been excelling in the combat, he added.
“We should not be pointing fingers at each other,” he stated, and confused that the Shiv Sena has been been sustaining that the battle towards COVID needs to be fought below the management of Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
He charged that from September 1 onwards, the Centre has stopped provides of medical gear like PPE Kits and masks, placing an extra burden of Rs 350 crore on the Maharashtra authorities.
If the Centre desires the states to combat the COVID battle on their very own, it ought to clear all GST dues, he demanded.
The PM Cares Fund too is for all states, and cash must be launched to them, he stated.
His celebration colleague, Priyanka Chaturvedi, a primary time MP, additionally expressed disappointment over politicisation of the combat towards the pandemic.
She stated each single state has been requested to maintain medical gear on their very own
“Considering that state governments are already under tremendous financial burden of not getting their due GST, how do you expect the states to give its response,” she stated.
Chaturvedi wished to talk together with her face masks off. However, on insistence of Deputy Chairman Harivansh, she put it again and took part in the dialogue.
Praful Patel of the NCP, which is in a coalition authorities with the Shiva Sena and the Congress in Maharashtra, voiced concern over the rising variety of COVID-19 instances in the nation and known as for a joint effort to cope with the pandemic.
He stated all states have been following the central pointers on lockdown in addition to the unlocking course of.
“When we all are fighting together, there is no need of pointing fingers at each other,” Patel stated.
He stated the states had been dealing with a fund crunch and sought launch of GST dues from the Centre.