Shiva Sena slams Modi Govt over worsening COVID situation, says country surviving on system created by Nehru-Gandhi

GoI not ready to stop work on multi-crore Central Vista project despite system failure

Mumbai: Taking a dig at BJP led Government of India,  the Shiv Sena on Saturday said that while smaller countries in the neighborhood are offering help to India to tackle COVID, the GoI is not even ready to stop the work of the multi-crore Central Vista project in Delhi.

The system created in the past 70 years by previous Prime Ministers, including Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru, Indira Gandhi and Manmohan Singh, has helped the country live through the tough times that it is facing today; a report by NDTV said quoting party.

“The UNICEF has expressed fear that there is a threat to the world from India due to the pace at which coronavirus is spreading in the country. It has also made an appeal that maximum number of countries should help India in the fight against COVID. Bangladesh has sent 10,000 Remdesivir vials, while Bhutan has sent medical oxygen. Nepal, Myanmar and Sri Lanka have also offered help to ‘aatmanirbhar’ India,” the Sena said in an editorial in ‘Saamana’.

“In clear terms, India is surviving on the system created by Nehru-Gandhi. Many poor countries are offering help to India. Earlier, countries like Pakistan, Rwanda and Congo used to get help from others. But due to the wrong policies of today’s rulers, India is going through that situation now,” it said.

But while poor countries are helping India in their own way, Prime Minister Narendra Modi is not ready to stop the ambitious project of Central Vista worth ₹ 20,000 crore in Delhi, the Sena added.

The party expressed surprise that nobody feels regret that on the one hand, India accepts aid from countries like Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, and Bhutan, while on the other, Modi is not ready to stop work on the multi-crore Central Vista project for the construction of a new Parliament building and the house of the Prime Minister.

India has reported the highest number of COVID deaths in the last 10 days. Globally, one out of the five active patients is in India. In the last ten days, 36,110 deaths have occurred. Every hour, there are 150 COVID deaths in the country. India left the USA and Brazil behind in terms of deaths due to the virus. The world fears India now, the Shiv Sena said.

According to it, several countries have stopped their citizens from traveling to India and our country is bearing the economic brunt of the pandemic.

“The country is presently surviving thanks to the development works, projects set up by and the confidence given by the previous governments of Pandit Nehru, (Lal Bahadur) Shastri, Indira Gandhi, Rajiv Gandhi, PV Narasimha Rao, Manmohan Singh,” it said.


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