Stop blaming Kumbh for COVID-19 spread, Ravi Kishan tells opposition
BJP MP Ravi Kishan on Wednesday asked the Congress leaders and other opposition parties to stop blaming the Kumbh Mela for the spread of coronavirus in the country. In a video message, the Member of Parliament from Gorakhpur said that the pandemic has engulfed the entire world and blaming Kumbh or Hinduism for its spread was wrong. Here are more details.
Not the right time to play politics: Kishan
Referring to the Congress, Kishan said, "Please don't do politics on the pandemic and come together and help people." "You have been doing politics for the last 70 years and if you exist, you will do it in the future but this is not the right time to play politics over the deaths of people," he added.
'BJP, RSS are continuously working to serve people'
Kishan further said, "Go and talk to those who lost their family members due to COVID-19. Please help in saving lives instead of doing politics." "The BJP is here for the service of the people and not for doing politics, and BJP workers, MPs, MLAs as well as Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) along with other organizations are continuously serving people," he claimed.
Congress, SP, BSP, Mamata Banerjee trying to defame PM: Kishan
Referring to Congress, Kishan said, "You (Congress) are putting efforts to defame PM Narendra Modi and SP, BSP, Mamata Ji (Mamata Banerjee) all are doing the same." "Please spare Hinduism and Kumbh Mela as there is no Kumbh Mela in other parts of the world but the entire world is facing this pandemic," he added.
Kumbh returnees have contracted coronavirus infection in large numbers
Notably, experts flagged Kumbh Mela to be a super-spreader of COVID-19. Reportedly, Kumbh returnees have contracted coronavirus infection in large numbers. Last month, the Uttarakhand High Court had pulled the state government for mismanagement of Kumbh Mela, including the flouting of COVID-19 guidelines by pilgrims.
India recorded more than 2.7 lakh cases on Wednesday
Uttarakhand, where Kumbh Mela was held last month, has witnessed an unprecedented spike in COVID-19 cases. On Wednesday, the country recorded a grim 2,76,110 fresh COVID-19 cases, and 3,874 fresh COVID-19 deaths, thus pushing the total tally to 2,57,72,440 COVID-19 cases and 2,87,122 COVID-19 related deaths. With active cases standing at 31,29,878, the country has recorded 2,23,55,440 COVID-19 recoveries so far.