Stung by Sonia Gandhi’s broadside on the federal government’s dealing with of the Covid disaster, BJP chief JP Nadda right this moment wrote to the Congress president alleging “constant negativity”, duplicity and pettiness. He additionally flung criticism of enormous election rallies held by Prime Minister Narendra Modi proper again on the Congress management.
“Your occasion, beneath your management, is doing no favours to itself by opposing lockdowns after which demanding for a similar (sic), ignoring the Centre’s advisories on the second wave of Covid after which saying they didn’t get any info, holding large election rallies in Kerala inflicting a spike in Covid circumstances whereas grandstanding about election rallies elsewhere, supporting protests however talking about following Covid tips,” Mr Nadda wrote.
“Even when the second wave was on the rise, your occasion leaders had been happier being seen in tremendous spreader political occasions in north India, the place there was no regard for masks or social distancing. This isn’t an period when such info will be erased from public reminiscence.”
Yesterday, at a Congress Working Committee assembly, Sonia Gandhi had mentioned: “The nation is paying a horrendous worth for the Modi authorities’s neglect of the pandemic, certainly its willful patronage of super-spreader occasions that had been allowed for partisan good points.”
In his counter, Mr Nadda additionally focused Rahul Gandhi, saying the conduct of topmost Congress leaders together with him could be remembered for “duplicity and pettiness”.
“One would want that whereas India is preventing COVID-19 with utmost braveness, the highest echelons of Congress would cease deceptive individuals, creating false panic and even contradicting their stands based mostly on political issues,” Mr Nadda wrote, saying he was writing with a “deep sense of ache”.
He accused the Congress of mocking the “made-in-India” Covaxin and creating doubts within the minds of individuals. “In a nation that has nearly no current historical past of vaccine hesitancy, your occasion has the doubtful report of making an attempt to actively create it, that too in the midst of a once-in-a-century pandemic,” the BJP president mentioned.
Taking over Sonia Gandhi’s criticism of the federal government “abdicating its duty on vaccination”, Mr Nadda mentioned in April, “topmost Congress leaders” had been calling for decentralization of vaccination.
“The COVID-19 vaccine made in India doesn’t belong to any political occasion or chief – it belongs to the nation. But the Congress occasion couldn’t do the fitting factor, as an alternative solely did the fallacious politics.”
Mr Nadda additionally attacked what he referred to as a “new development within the Congress occasion” – to place all blame on the Central Vista challenge.
Final month, a letter from former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on the Covid state of affairs had acquired an on the spot counter within the type of an in depth rebuttal from Union Well being Minister Harsh Vardhan.