March 20, 2023

Sanjay Raut mentioned individuals who misplaced kinfolk to oxygen scarcity ought to take central authorities to court docket.

New Delhi:

Shiv Sena MP Sanjay Raut’s sharp criticism of the Centre’s assertion on “no deaths due to lack of oxygen” has provoked return hearth from the BJP, which accused him of “fake anguish” and “shameless politics”.

The BJP mentioned at present that the Centre had relied on data forwarded by the Maharashtra authorities, which had informed the Bombay High Court that no affected person had died of oxygen scarcity within the state.

“Mr Sanjay Raut I am aghast at the double-speak of double defaulters, Shiv Sena and Congress. Pleases provide the number of deaths in the state of Maharashtra due to Oxygen shortage to the central government and also to the press. Same logic applies to Delhi state which was the epicenter,” Union Minister Meenakshi Lekhi mentioned.

The get together additionally underlined its level in tweets.

“See how Hippocratic (sic) and shameless Shiv Sena leader Sanjay Raut is. In May 2021 Thackeray government had submitted a report to the Bombay High Court and claimed, no patient died due to shortage of oxygen. Centre prepared its report on basis of information forwarded by state government,” the BJP tweeted.

“Now reacting on this report Sanjay Raut express his fake anguish and said, he was speechless and case should be filed against Centre government for this claim. His statements once again exposed shameless politics of MVA government, precisely Shiv Sena,” the get together added.

There has been an enormous political backlash after the federal government mentioned within the Rajya Sabha that no deaths as a result of lack of oxygen have been particularly reported by states and Union Territories throughout the second Covid surge.

In a written reply to Rajya Sabha on Tuesday, Junior Health Minister Bharati Praveen Pawar mentioned well being is a state topic and states and union territories often report the variety of instances and deaths to the Centre. “However, no deaths due to lack of oxygen have been specifically reported by states and UTs,” added Ms Pawar, responding to the query on whether or not Covid sufferers died on roads and hospitals as a result of oxygen scarcity.

Yesterday, Mr Raut had mentioned in parliament that individuals who misplaced kinfolk to oxygen scarcity within the second wave of Covid ought to take the central authorities to court docket.

“Many people have died due to oxygen shortage in several states. The Union government is running away from the truth. It seems it is the effect of Pegasus (Israeli spyware),” the Rajya Sabha member quipped, speaking to reporters.

Mr Raut, whose get together Shiv Sena guidelines Maharashtra in a coalition with the Nationalist Congress Party and Congress, mentioned it was vital to seek out out whether or not these whose kinfolk died gasping for oxygen agreed with the Centre’s response in parliament.

The Centre additionally mentioned in parliament that there was an unprecedented surge in demand for medical oxygen throughout the April-May second wave.

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