Union Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad Monday mocked Congress chief Rahul Gandhi for suspending his election rallies in West Bengal amid spurting COVID-19 instances, calling it an “alibi” within the face of defeat.
The Union legislation and IT minister additionally attacked the Mamata Banerjee authorities, calling it an embodiment of “misrule, corruption and (Muslim) appeasement”.
“It’s an alibi as the captain found his ship sinking,” Mr Prasad advised a press convention whereas referring to Mr Gandhi’s determination to steer clear of electioneering in West Bengal as a result of second wave of the COVID-19.
As considerations mounted over large election rallies turning out to be superspreader occasions contributing to the COVID-19 surge, Mr Prasad stated the Centre was doing all the pieces to deal with the contagion.
“The TMC is saying a lot of things about COVID management. Did Mamata ji attend the meetings of all the chief ministers with the prime minister on COVID? The answer is no,” he stated.
“Elections are a constitutional obligation undertaken by the EC. We will follow all the guidelines given by the EC. In Bihar, too, elections were ahead amid COVID. The only authority to decide on the process of elections is the Election Commission,” he stated.
He additionally asserted there was no discrimination by the Centre in catering to the wants of the states in combating COVID-19.
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal had alleged not too long ago that oxygen quota meant for the nationwide capital was diverted to different states.
He additionally attacked Ms Banerjee over alleged corruption within the state.
“The Mamata Banerjee government in West Bengal is an embodiment of misrule, corruption and appeasement,” he alleged.
“Mamata ji is getting more desperate with each passing day. Since the day the Model Code of Conduct came into force, no CM has asked for gherao of central forces. The security forces represent the authority of the EC to ensure free and fair polls. The instigation against the central forces shows her utter desperation,” he stated.
He claimed the TMC authorities had a dismal monitor report in guaranteeing gender justice and ladies’s empowerment.
“Governance and development are not the focus of the Mamata Banerjee government. Even on the issues of gender justice, they have a dismal record. We had sanctioned 123 fast track courts for West Bengal, but the state government is yet to give sanction. This only reflects the mindset of the TMC government,” he stated.
He stated the BJP desires to make West Bengal a hub of Information Technology and strengthen the startup motion, and added the social gathering proposed to arrange name centres in each sub-division if voted to energy.