West Bengal BJP president Dilip Ghosh hit out at Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee saying she has made well being secretary a ‘scapegoat’ for her failing on dealing with Covid-19 pandemic.
- Last Updated: May 12, 2020, 11:34 PM IST
The BJP on Tuesday hit out at West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee for her feedback that the lockdown was “poorly planned” and stated she is making an attempt to shift the blame on the Central authorities to be able to “hide her own failures”.
West Bengal BJP president Dilip Ghosh stated to be able to “escape from the COVID mess that the chief minister herself has created, the health secretary was made the scapegoat. She has a habit of blaming the Centre for everything. This time too there is no difference.”
Ghosh claimed that the state of affairs in Bengal would have been significantly better right now had she adopted and imposed the lockdown in a greater manner.
His feedback come within the backdrop of Banerjee on Monday terming the lockdown as “poorly planned” throughout a video conferencing the Prime Minister had with the chief ministers of all states.
Ghosh claimed the removing of the well being secretary proves that there was “something seriously wrong with the state’s handling of the pandemic”.
“Earlier when questions were raised over the PDS system, the state had removed its food secretary, now when questions are being raised over the handling of the COVID-19 crisis, the health secretary has been shunted. This proves that the allegations were correct and the state government is now trying to clean the mess by using scapegoats,” he stated.
“All the decisions are taken after a nod by the chief minister, then how can she deny her responsibility?” Ghosh requested.
Amid raging controversy over alleged mishandling of the COVID-19 disaster, Banerjee on Tuesday cracked the whip on Health Secretary Vivek Kumar by transferring him from the put up, prompting the opposition to assert the removing solely proves “something was seriously wrong”.
The state BJP president demanded that the state authorities ought to protect the ashes of Hindu sufferers who died of COVID, in order that their members of the family can conduct the final rites with the ashes.