‘Did people recover by eating ‘Bhabhi Ji Papad’?: Shiv Sena taunts BJP, defends Maharashtra’s COVID-19 response – Politics News , Firstpost

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In an obvious dig at Union minister Arjun Ram Meghwal, Raut mentioned did these folks get well by consuming ‘Bhabhi Ji Papad’. Meghwal had come underneath fireplace after he claiming that the components of a papad model assist in the formation of antibodies wanted to struggle COVID-19.

File picture of Shiv Sena MP Sanjay Raut. PTI

Defending Maharashtra’s response to the coronavirus pandemic within the Parliament, Shiv Sena chief and Rajya Sabha member Sanjay Raut mentioned that the state authorities is preventing in opposition to COVID-19 by “following the protocol laid by prime minister Narendra Modi’s authorities”.

“Greater than 30,000 folks have recovered from COVID in Maharashtra. How did it occur?,” he mentioned.

In an obvious dig at Union minister Arjun Ram Meghwal, Raut mentioned did these folks get well by consuming “Bhabhi Ji Papad”. Meghwal had come underneath fireplace after he reportedly claimed that the components of a papad model ”Bhabhi Ji Papad” helps within the formation of antibodies wanted to struggle COVID-19.

Stressing that there ought to no politicisation of the struggle in opposition to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Shiv Sena on Thursday requested the Centre to launch the cash to states from the PM Cares Fund and in addition clear GST dues to assist them take care of the coronavirus scenario.

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In the course of the second day of dialogue in Rajya Sabha on the pandemic and steps taken by the Centre, Sanjay Raut (Shiv Sena) took exception to the criticism by some BJP leaders, together with Rajya Sabha MP Vinay Sahasrabuddhe, of the measures taken by the Maharashtra authorities to regulate the pandemic.

Raut additional mentioned all states had been doing their greatest to take care of the pandemic.

It is not that opposition dominated states like Maharashtra, West Bengal and Delhi had been doing unhealthy, and solely BJP-led NDA states had been excelling within the struggle, he added.

“We shouldn’t be pointing fingers at one another,” he mentioned and burdened that the Shiv Sena has been sustaining that the battle in opposition to COVID needs to be fought underneath the management of prime minister Narendra Modi.

He charged that from 1 September onwards, the Centre has stopped provides of medical gear like PPE Kits and masks, placing an extra burden of Rs 350 crore on the Maharashtra authorities.

If the Centre desires the states to struggle the COVID battle on their very own, it ought to clear all GST dues, he demanded.

The PM Cares Fund too, is for all states, and cash ought to be launched to them, he mentioned.

His celebration colleague, Priyanka Chaturvedi, a primary time MP, additionally expressed disappointment over politicisation of the struggle in opposition to the pandemic.

She mentioned each single state has been requested to care for medical gear on their very own

“Contemplating that state governments are already underneath the great monetary burden of not getting their due GST, how do you count on the states to present its response,” she mentioned.

Chaturvedi needed to talk together with her face masks off. Nonetheless, on the insistence of Deputy Chairman Harivansh, she put it again and took part within the dialogue.

Praful Patel of the NCP, which is in a coalition authorities with the Shiv Sena and the Congress in Maharashtra, voiced concern over the rising variety of COVID-19 instances within the nation and known as for a joint effort to take care of the pandemic.

He mentioned all states have been following the central tips on lockdown in addition to the unlocking course of.

“After we all are preventing collectively, there is no such thing as a want of pointing fingers at one another,” Patel mentioned.

He mentioned the states had been dealing with a fund crunch and sought the discharge of GST dues from the Centre.

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