Sunday, 09 May 2021 | PNS | Dehradun
Cabinet minister and former State president of Bharatiya Janata Party, Banshidhar Bhagat said that while the State government is working on war footing to tackle the Covid-19 surge, the Congress leaders are either staging dharna or spreading lies for propaganda. Responding to Pradesh Congress Committee president criticising his statement on providing facilities in cremation grounds, Bhagat said that Singh and other Congress leaders are unable to see the work being done in the fight against Covid. The state government is working with full strength on all aspects.
He said that the government is attending to all aspects. “One such sensitive aspect which the government is aware of is related to those who have lost someone dear to Covid and have to visit the cremation ground. The government is working to save every life while also being concerned about the safety of family members going to the cremation ground. This is why the government is also alert to ensure that PPE kits or such items are not dumped at cremation grounds which may increase the risk of infection. This is why I had directed the local bodies to ensure sanitation in cremation grounds for the safety of those visiting the site and those living in nearby areas. This is an issue linked to human sentiments but unfortunately such feelings seem missing in the PCC chief and his party leaders,” said Bhagat.
Instead of contributing in the fight against Covid, the Congress is playing petty politics while various sections of society are working with the government to tackle the situation. In the fight against Covid, the Congress should play the role of a responsible opposition, leave aside allegations and counter-allegations and work with the government to defeat the contagion, said Bhagat.