Drama in Manipur Congress: Bhakta Charan Das sidelines crisis in Congress after state President’s resignation; blames Manipur govt. on mismanagement of Covid

Drama in Manipur Congress: Bhakta Charan Das sidelines crisis in Congress after state President’s resignation; blames Manipur govt. on mismanagement of Covid

Written By: / Thursday, 22 July 2021 17:21

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Imphal, July 22:

The All India Congress Committee (AICC) leader, Bhakta Charan Das, in-charge of Manipur, who had arrived in the state to solve the crisis which erupted in the state Congress party following the resignation of MPCC President Govindas Konthoujam today blame the Manipur government over mismanagement of Covid-19 pandemic issues and attacked the Prime Minister Narendra Modi over Pegasus snooping issues but said nothing about the resignation of its state president Govindas Konthoujam or the status of its party. In a press conference held today at Congress Bhavan here in Imphal, the AICC leader give no clear picture of who is the present president of the MPCC after Govindas resigns. But the AICC leader strike hard to Prime Minister Narendra Modi over the Pegasus snooping issue as well as the reply given at the Rajya Sabha at which the Union government stated that “there is no report of Covid deaths due to lack of oxygen”.
On the other hand, after a long silence from the side of the Congress Party regarding the issue of the Covid-19 pandemic and its tackling by the state government, for the first time the AICC leader who visited yesterday blame the BJP led government in the state over mismanagement of the Covid-19 pandemic.
During the nearly 1-hour press briefing, the former Union Minister spoke half the hour about Pegasus snooping issues.
Saying that Pegasus snooping is an unconstitutional attack on Freedom of Speech & Press, and is a direct illegal intrusion in our privacy as our Right to Privacy is a fundamental right under Article 21 of the Constitution of India. Bhakta Charan Das asked, “How can the Prime Minister turn a blind eye when the whole nation has been snooped on?”
He further said that it is nothing but complete destruction of everyone’s lives in a democracy.
On the other hand, the AICC leader in-charge of Manipur also kicks hard to Chief Minister N. Biren Singh asking what has his government done to reduce the Covid -19 spike to below 1% positivity rate besides the 10 days curfew after restrictions, lockdown, containment, and curfew.
He further questions why the chief minister who is also the health minister fails to stop the daily covid deaths from 15 -19 person every day which had hardly 30 lakhs population.
He said that the BJP Government has not provided even a single penny as ex-gratia compensation to the next kin of those who died due to Covid in the state. He further questioned the Chief Minister on why he is not providing RT-PCR test kits in mass testing for the people of Manipur?
“Under the present BJP Government in the state, there is no hope of achieving 100% recovery from Covid cases and Zero Covid death with Zero Covid cases in Manipur”, said Bhakta Charan Das.
He further said that as per Manipur Government’s official data report on Covid in the state, on 21st of July, 2021, 15 people died due to Covid and Covid positivity rate on the day was 19.4% while 1,327 new positive cases of Covid were detected in the state.
On July 20, 2021, the daily Covid positivity rate was 15.5%, 17 people died due to Covid and 1127 new positive cases of Covid were detected in the state.
“ Ventilators are not available for Covid patients in all private hospitals in the state, Ventilators are not available for Covid patients in all district government hospitals. Ventilators are not provided to the Covid patients in RIMS (Regional Institute of Medical Sciences) and JNIMS (Jawaharlal Nehru Institute of Medical Sciences) in Imphal. Why are ventilators not working in RIMS & JNIMS for Covid patients?”, the AICC chief asked.

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