BJP leader claims at least 10 people died in every village due to corona in UP
BJP leader Ram Iqbal Singh has given this statement to make the Yogi government uncomfortable. He claimed that in the second wave at least ten people died of corona infection in every village in UP
BJP leader Ram Iqbal Singh has given this statement to make the Yogi government uncomfortable. He claimed that in the second wave at least ten people died of corona infection in every village as the health department has not taken any lessons from the first wave of Corona.BJP leader Ram Iqbal Singh, while talking to reporters in Nagra of Ballia district on Saturday evening, made this statement that made the BJP government uncomfortable.
Singh has said that the Health Department did not take a lesson from the first wave of corona and due to this a large number of infected people died in the second wave. He claimed that there is no village where 10 or more people have not lost their lives due to corona infection. Singh also demanded financial assistance of Rs 10 lakh to the families of those who lost their lives due to the infection. The former MLA alleged that the entire system of health department in Ballia district has collapsed and after 75 years of independence, there are neither doctors nor medicines in the hospitals of this district with a population of 34 lakhs.
Officials have misled the Chief Minister: BJP leader
When asked whether Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath had expressed satisfaction over the arrangement of the health department during his visit to Ballia in the past, the BJP leader alleged that the officials misled the Chief Minister, did not show him the truth. Singh has also targeted the BJP government over the condition of farmers. He said that today the farmers are completely devastated and are now forced to leave farming.
The BJP leader said that on wheat procurement, the government has increased the MSP (Minimum Support Price) by Rs 1975 and only Rs 72 has been increased from last year's purchase rate, while the cost of farmers has doubled. He said that the BJP government should give subsidies to farmers on diesel. Singh clarified that he is making this statement to alert the BJP government so that the party does not have to bear the brunt of this mismanagement in the upcoming elections to the Uttar Pradesh Assembly.
In the past too many BJP leaders have expressed displeasure about Corona management
This is not the first time that a BJP leader has expressed his displeasure over the management of the Covid-19 pandemic. Earlier in May, BJP MLA from Sitapur, Rakesh Rathore, expressed displeasure over the management of Covid-19, saying, "What is the status of the MLAs now, if we speak more then we will be accused of sedition." Similarly, on May 9, Union Labor Minister Santosh Gangwar had registered his displeasure over the arrangement to deal with Covid-19 in Bareilly. In a letter to Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, he had alleged that officials do not pick up telephones and patients are being returned from government health centers in the name of referral. Gangwar had also complained about the acute shortage of empty oxygen cylinders in Bareilly and the selling of medical equipment at exorbitant prices.
A day later, BJP MLA from Jasrana seat in Firozabad, Ram Gopal Lodhi, claimed that his wife, who was infected with Covid-19, had to lie on the ground for more than three hours due to the non-availability of a bed in a hospital in Agra. Lodhi had also put a video of himself on social media, which created uncomfortable situations in front of the state government.
Earlier, in April, State Law Minister Brijesh Pathak had also written a 'confidential' letter to the responsible officials of the Health Department, which went viral on social media. Expressing displeasure over the attitude of the Health Department officials in the letter, Pathak said that there is a shortage of beds for the patients of Covid-19 in the hospitals and the ambulance service is also not running properly.
On the other hand, BJP Kisan Morcha's former national president and MP Virendra Singh Mast has accused Bharatiya Kisan Union leader Rakesh Tikait of misleading the farmers' movement, saying that Tikait should have kept the movement farmer-centric. The MP said that Bharatiya Kisan Union leader Rakesh Tikait is his friend, but he is derailing the farmers' movement. He said that Tikait should not have linked this movement with non-BJP opposition, West Bengal elections, upcoming assembly elections and Article 370. Mast advised Tikait that he should show discretion and should not make any statement in anger.