The Shiv Sena on Thursday hit out on the BJP for its deliberate protest in opposition to the Maharashtra authorities, saying the opposition get together was attempting to politicise the coronavirus pandemic.
The BJP has appealed for a state-wide protest on Friday in opposition to 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 the best way to perform the combat in opposition to the virus. The protest will collect folks and will likely be counterproductive, the previous BJP ally stated.
“We should not enable 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 get together employees about the best way to perform the protest, the Sena stated “we condemn this”.
“Prime Minister Narendra Modi appeals to folks 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 the best way to pacify these folks,” he stated.
Until Thursday night, Maharashtra had recorded over 41,000 coronavirus instances and greater than 1,400 deaths.
“The state authorities and other people listed here are serving to one another to include the outbreak of coronavirus. The BJP ought to converse to folks and supply assist as a substitute 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 have been preventing “an enemy referred to as COVID-19”, the BJP was preventing the federal government.
“It’s unlucky that within the time of disaster, BJP is looking for to play a political battle,” he stated.
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