Sena MP’s Dig At BJP Protest Call

Shiv Sena MP Priyanka Chaturvedi tweeted on the BJP’s protest name (File)

New Delhi:

Shiv Sena MP Priyanka Chaturvedi hit out on the BJP late Monday night time after the occasion introduced a “nationwide dharna” on Could 5 to protest towards “widespread violence” allegedly perpetrated by Bengal’s ruling Trinamool, within the hours after it recorded a large win within the Meeting 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 “shall be held following all Covid protocols”.

That assurance provoked a withering retort from Ms Chaturvedi.

“Sure, we want 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.

Earlier within the day the BJP had stated: “… a nationwide dharna on Could 5 towards the widespread violence unleashed by TMC staff publish the election ends in West Bengal. This protest shall be held following all Covid protocols throughout all organisational mandals…”

Over the previous couple of months India has been hit by a devastating new wave of coronavirus circumstances.

On Monday morning the nation reported over 3.68 lakh new circumstances and greater than 3,400 Covid-related deaths from the earlier 24 hours. Lively circumstances now quantity 34.1 lakh – over thrice the sooner document.

The spike has been attributed, by some consultants, to mass gatherings reminiscent of marketing campaign rallies in Bengal, at which Prime Minister Narendra Modi and main leaders from state events have been current.

Visuals from these rallies and roadshows confirmed hundreds with out face masks and whole violation of social distancing norms. And, since campaigning, poll-bound states like Assam, Bengal and Tamil Nadu have reported large will increase in day by day Covid circumstances.

Specialists 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 folks participated, triggering concern that it might develop 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 folks.

The Delhi Excessive Court docket and the Supreme Court docket have slammed the centre over its failure to make sure oxygen provide, in addition to present enough numbers of hospital beds and medicines.

With enter from PTI

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