Congress leader accuses UP CM Adityanath of fudging coronavirus numbers
Uttar Pradesh Congress chief Ajay Kumar Lallu has trashed the state government's claims on managing the coronavirus pandemic and accused Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath of fudging statistics of coronavirus. While accusing the BJP government of laxity, the opposition leader said a tower of corpses has risen in the state. Here are more details.
Rajnath Singh praised Adityanath's handling of the COVID-19 crisis
Lallu's statement came hours after Defense Minister Rajnath Singh's visit to Lucknow, where he praised Adityanath's handling of the COVID-19 crisis and claimed that the World Health Organization had praised him too. "Can't the Defense Minister, who is praising the chief minister indulging in fudging the statistics, see the flames from the funeral pyres in Lucknow and other parts of UP," Lallu said.
'Singh showed lack of sensitivity by praising the CM'
"Can he not see the deaths caused by the shortage of oxygen and medicines," he said, adding that Singh showed a lack of sensitivity by praising the CM. Lallu claimed that the ground reality is that there are "no vaccines, oxygen, medicines" in the state. "Due to government's laxity, there is a 'minar' (tower) of corpses, and it is getting praise," he said.
Lallu slammed state government for being 'shameless'
He accused the state government of being "shameless" and "disgracing humanity." "Earlier, Rajnath Singh had claimed that the World Health Organization praised the Uttar Pradesh government's work. It is not a small thing," he said.
WHO's tweets indicate the body is working with UP government
In a tweet on Monday, the WHO said, "In #India''s most populous state Uttar Pradesh, the state gov. has initiated house-to-house active case finding of #COVID-19 in rural areas to contain transmission by testing people with symptoms for rapid isolation, disease management & contact tracing." The WHO has been working with the state government in these activities, the organization's tweets indicate.
Congress leaders are confusing public with irresponsible statements: Minister
Meanwhile, state Medical Education Minister Suresh Kumar Khanna dubbed Lallu's statement as "irresponsible." "Congress leaders sometimes spread confusion about the vaccine and other times they question government's testing campaign in villages," he said, adding that the public is getting confused due to irresponsible statements of Congress leaders. Meanwhile, Samajwadi Party president Akhilesh Yadav alleged that the government is yet to accept the situation's magnitude.
BJP government not accepting magnitude of situation: Akhilesh Yadav
"The way coronavirus has affected Uttar Pradesh villages is worrying. The lives of people are at risk due to a lack of medicines, oxygen, and treatment. The BJP government is still not accepting the magnitude of the situation, Akhilesh said in a tweet in Hindi. He said the truth about deaths cannot be hidden through the lies of the BJP government.
Condition of hospitals in Gorakhpur is extremely pathetic: Yadav
In a separate tweet tagging a video, he said, "The condition of hospitals in Gorakhpur is extremely pathetic." The BJP government, which is indulging in false propaganda of its success, has become a burden, the former Uttar Pradesh chief minister said.