Covid-19 intrusion in mountainous areas alarming : Pritam Singh
Appeals Congress workers to provide every possible help to the people in their areas.
The Pradesh Congress Committee (PCC) president, Pritam Singh has expressed concern over the recent spurt in the cases of novel Coronavirus (Covid-19) in the state. He was undertaking a meeting of senior Congress leaders of Uttarakhand Congress at Rajiv Bhawan here on Monday. He said that the pandemic has crept into the mountainous districts which till recently were safe from the disease and the state government has remained apathetic to these cases. Singh said that incidents of Covid-19 patients in mountainous districts are a matter of grave concern since the health facilities in these areas are very poor. He appealed all the Congress workers to provide every possible help to the people in their areas.
The general secretary organisation Vijay Saraswat said that the state government is doing mere formality in the name of quarantine of the returning migrants. He said that the people who are returning from different areas are being kept together in the schools which are functioning as quarantine centres. Saraswat said that keeping people coming from red and green zone together is very dangerous.
The meeting was attended by media in charge of Congress party Rajiv Maharshi, former minister Ajay Singh, spokesperson Garima Dassauni and Mahanagar president Lal Chand Sharma.
Later talking to the media persons, the PCC president took a dig at BJP leaders for ‘Modi Aarti’. Terming the act of the BJP leaders as height of sycophancy, he said that the people of Uttarakhand would never forgive the BJP leaders for denigrating the gods, hurting their religious sentiments and indulging in worship of Modi. It is worth mentioning here that the Uttarakhand unit of BJP is under attack from Congress party after the state minister Dhan Singh Rawat and Mussoorie MLA Dhan Singh Rawat unveiled ‘Modi Aarti’ in a programme held to honour the organisers of Modi kitchen in Mussoorie area. In the Aarti, Prime Minister Narendra Modi is equated with the gods.
Tuesday, 26 May 2020 | PNS | Dehradun