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Criticising Chief Minister Over Covid Awareness Akin To “Treason”: Shiv Sena To BJP

Shiv Sena slammed a BJP leader, saying: “Speak carefully about COVID-19, politics can wait”


The Shiv Sena said today that the recent surge in coronavirus cases is a matter of concern and the opposition in Maharashtra should speak carefully about the COVID-19 crisis.

Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray on Sunday called on people to follow ‘appropriate Covid’ behavior and safety standards, and said he would observe the situation for a week to 15 days and then decide to impose another lockdown .

An editorial by Shiv Sena spokesman “Saamana” said today after Mr. Thackeray’s comments, BJP chief Pravin Darekar noted that the government should not create an atmosphere of terror and not act like a tyrant regime.

The Sena attacked the opposition citing the comment from Delhi-based AIIMS Director Randeep Guleria that collective immunity is very difficult to achieve and should not be thought of in practical terms in India, especially in the days of COVID-19 strain variants and in decline. immunity.

The Indian Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) has spoken about the COVID-19 threat, the Marathi daily said, adding that the opposition in Maharashtra should now understand that the supreme institute is not part of the ruling Maha party. Vikas Aghadi in the State.

“The recent surge in COVID-19 cases is concerning,” he said.

People should behave responsibly if the re-imposition of the lockdown is to be avoided and opposition parties should also keep their responsibility in mind, he said.

“Opponents, at least talk carefully about the COVID-19 crisis. We have the rest of our lives to do politics, but only if the coronavirus gives this opportunity! Therefore, beware !!” said the Shiv Sena.

Taking a dig at Mr Darekar, the editorial said Maharashtra’s BJP leaders should protest to AIIMS in Delhi if they clear up its director “misleading” the country.

He said that criticizing the chief minister for raising awareness of the threat amounts to “committing treason with the state public.”


“The chief minister has taken strict measures. Why should the opposition not welcome them? The public belongs as much to the opposition as to the ruling parties,” he said.

The Sena also said the lockdown could lead to a collapse in the economy and therefore the Center should help in such a case.

“A state like Maharashtra should get a special economic package in such a case. We will not oppose if Maharashtra opposition insists on the financial package to (Prime Minister Narendra) Modi,” he said.

The opposition in the state is “not of Pakistani or Afghan origin”. It is also from this soil (of Maharashtra), said the Shiv Sena.

Without naming anyone, he said that “some people with wisdom” recently held a large wedding ceremony and the discipline was not followed.

Key people from all parties were among those who reportedly failed to follow the discipline, he said without specifying any details about the function or its location.

“What orders can we then give to the people? The new coronavirus spares no one,” he added.

(Except for the title, this story was not edited by NDTV staff and is posted from a syndicated feed.)


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