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Shiv Sena Blames Centre, Election Commission For Second Covid Wave

Shiv Sena accused the Centre of not taking the coronavirus disaster severely (File)

Mumbai:

Holding the Centre and the Election Commission (EC) chargeable for the second wave of coronavirus in India, the Shiv Sena on Saturday stated that the virus unfold throughout the nation extra quickly from these states, the place polls had been both held just lately or are nonetheless underway.

Had the Centre decreased its “dose of politics” and centered on tackling the pandemic, the state of affairs would been below management, it stated.

“China might have been responsible for the outbreak of the pandemic in India, but for the second wave of coronavirus, the Election Commission and the Centre are responsible. The virus spread at 500 times more speed to the rest of the country from the states where polls were either held recently or are still underway,” the Sena stated in an editorial in social gathering mouthpiece ”Saamana”.

“For the sake of elections and their political interests, the rulers in Delhi created a wave of pandemic. There is a shortage of oxygen, Remdesivir medicine, hospital beds and ventilators in the country at present. Crematoriums are overflowing. But the central government is busy in electioneering in West Bengal. Had the Centre reduced its dose of politics and instead focused on the war against coronavirus, then the situation would have been under control,” it stated.

From West Bengal, BJP staff are going again to their properties in several components of the nation with COVID-19, the Sena stated.

In the final 24 hours, there have been over two lakh new circumstances within the nation, however election rallies and non secular gatherings like Kumbh Mela are exhibiting no indicators of stopping, the Uddhav Thackeray-led social gathering stated.

Lakhs of devotees congregated at Haridwar for the Kumbh Mela and the virus unfold. If PM Narendra Modi shouldn’t be keen to cease his election rallies in West Bengal, how can the saints in Haridwar be blamed? it added.

Accusing the Centre of not taking the coronavirus disaster severely, the Shiv Sena stated, “When Congress leader Rahul Gandhi was saying that vaccines from foreign companies should be brought to India, he was accused of lobbying for them. Now when the situation is going out of control, the Centre has permitted Russia’s COVID-19 vaccine ”Sputnik V” in India.”

The Centre ought to hold apart ego and the political profit-loss calculations and speak to all with an open thoughts, the ruling social gathering in Maharashtra stated.

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