The Shiv Sena on Thursday hit out on the BJP for its deliberate protest towards the Maharashtra authorities, saying the opposition celebration was making an attempt to politicise the coronavirus pandemic.
The BJP has appealed for a state-wide protest on Friday towards the Sena-NCP-Congress authorities, alleging that it has didn’t include the pandemic in Maharashtra.
The Sena stated on Twitter that Chief of Opposition within the Meeting Devendra Fadnavis ought to give recommendations about perform the combat towards the virus. The protest will collect individuals and will likely be counterproductive, the previous BJP ally stated.
“We should not permit a repeat of what occurred in Gujarat and put pressure on the state police,” the Sena stated.
Referring to Maharashtra BJP chief Chandrakant Patil’s assertion to his celebration employees about perform the protest, the Sena stated “we condemn this”.
“Prime Minister Narendra Modi appeals to individuals to unitedly combat corona and the state BJP is politicizing the disaster,” it stated.
Senior Sena chief and state industries minister Subhash Desai stated the BJP ought to first advise its Chief Minister in Gujarat about how he ought to deal with frequent protests by migrants who’re stranded in Surat and elsewhere.
“The BJP leaders ought to advise its Gujarat CM on pacify these individuals,” he stated.
Until Thursday night, Maharashtra had recorded over 41,000 coronavirus circumstances and greater than 1,400 deaths.
“The state authorities and other people listed below are serving to one another to include the outbreak of coronavirus. The BJP ought to communicate to individuals and supply help as an alternative of doing fear- mongering,” Mr Desai stated.
“The BJP management is totally misguided…they need to not neglect that subsequent state elections are 4 and a half years away,” he added.
State Congress spokesperson Sachin Sawant stated whereas healthcare employees, police and the federal government had been combating “an enemy known as COVID-19”, the BJP was combating the federal government.
“It’s unlucky that within the time of disaster, BJP is searching for to play a political battle,” he stated.
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