June 2, 2023

BJP authorities is hiding its face by hiding precise Covid demise figues: Akhilesh Yadav (File)


Samajwadi Party president Akhilesh Yadav on Tuesday accused the Uttar Pradesh authorities of hiding the precise variety of deaths because of COVID-19.

Through this, he mentioned, the BJP authorities is definitely hiding its face.

Mr Yadav’s remarks got here a day after a report claimed that the demise rely because of COVID-19 in 24 districts of Uttar Pradesh from July 1, 2020 to March 31, 2021 was as much as 43 instances larger than the official figures.

Its findings are primarily based on a comparability of the official demise rely in these districts throughout the nine-month interval with the surplus deaths registered within the state’s Civil Registration System (CRS). The mortality information was accessed by a Right to Information (RTI) software.

In a tweet in Hindi, Mr Yadav mentioned, “According to information accessed through the Right to Information, it has come to light that the death count in 24 districts of Uttar Pradesh in the nine months of the pandemic till March 31, 2021 is up to 43 times higher than the government figures.”

“Actually, the BJP government is not hiding the death figures but its face,” he mentioned.

As of Monday, Uttar Pradesh’s COVID-19 demise rely stood at 22,224 whereas the whole variety of circumstances was 17,04,476, in accordance with a authorities bulletin.

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