Scenes of bodies floating in rivers tarnished India's image: Thorat
The Maharashtra Revenue Minister and Congress leader Balasaheb Thorat on Sunday said that the scenes of the bodies of COVID-19 patients floating in rivers and lying in the sand in some states have tarnished the image of India in the world. Thorat said, "This matter is a shame for the country." He also blamed the Central government for its failure in handling the pandemic.
Multiple such incidents have been lately reported
A video showing the body of a COVID-19 victim being thrown in a river in the Balrampur district of Uttar Pradesh recently surfaced. Lately, multiple incidents of bodies being dumped in rivers have been reported. A few weeks back, corpses turned up in different parts of the Ganga river along Varanasi ghats days after dozens of decomposing bodies were seen floating in Buxar.
Bodies were found buried in sand in Unnao
Authorities in Unnao also found bodies buried in the sand near Ganga, with the District Magistrate saying that locals who couldn't carry out last rites must have abandoned these bodies. Meanwhile, Thorat said that the Maha Vikas Aghadi government has handled the pandemic situation in a proper manner. Thorat was speaking to the reporters on the seventh anniversary of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's government.
Thorat slammed BJP over rising fuel prices
Thorat also slammed the BJP for the rise in prices of petrol and diesel. Thorat asked, "Where have the BJP leaders gone now who used to take to streets even when there was a single rupee rise in the petrol prices? Petrol prices have shot up to Rs. 100 per liter now. Where are these leaders and activists hiding?"
PM exported COVID-19 vaccines to embellish his image: Thorat
Targeting the BJP over politics, Thorat said that the MVA government was functioning well but the BJP is dreaming of creating a rift. "But their dreams will remain a dream only," he added. Thorat also alleged that Prime Minister exported COVID-19 vaccines to embellish his image at the cost of the people of India, which is now facing a crunch.
Modi government's promises remain unfulfilled: Thorat
Thorat said, "The seven years of Modi government are a total failure." He said that the Centre's assurances of giving employment to two crore people, depositing Rs. 15 lakh in bank accounts, and containing inflation in 100 days remain unfulfilled.