BJP agitates over Mah govt's "inept" COVID-19 handling

BJP agitates over Mah govt's "inept" COVID-19 handling

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Aurangabad (Maharashtra), May 22 : The opposition BJP here on Friday held agitation against the tripartite Maha Vikas Aghadi(MVA) government asserting that the "inept" handling of the COVID-19 crisis hence resulted in pandemic's massive surge in the State.

Adhering to social distancing, the BJP limited the gathering of agitators to select leaders, including MP Bhagwat Karad, former Assembly Speaker Haribhau Bagade, Mahila Morcha's Vijaya Rahatkar, BJP city President Sanjay Kenekar, and Pravin Ghuge. These leaders flocked to the BJP office in Osmanpura while partymen stood outside their homes wearing black bands so as to observe the agitation, said party's Ram Bhudwant. The saffron party held the MVA responsible for the highest number of Corona cases in Maharashtra.

On Thursday, BJP State chief Chandrakant Patil verbally attacked the ruling dispensation stating that the government has "failed" to check the healthcare crisis. In a scathing statement, Mr Patil told that the CM Uddhav Thackeray should ask PM Modi to implement the President's rule in the State.

He mentioned that the Centre has approved Rs 2,038 crores funds for the State but the MVA is busy criticizing PM CARES fund. The agitators here demanded that the government must give special economic packages, aid to rickshaw and taxi drivers, foodgrains for non-ration card holders, fertilizers and seeds for farmers, and waiver of power bills, tuition fees and crop loans. (UNI)