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Uddhav Says Prime Minister Modi is Busy Campaigning in Bengal, BJP Leaders Respond | India News


NEW DELHI: Maharashtra Prime Minister Uddhav Thackeray said on Saturday that he had tried to contact Prime Minister Narendra Modi by phone regarding oxygen supply for the state, but that the prime minister was unavailable because he was busy campaigning for the West Bengal elections.
Earlier, Thackeray, in a letter to Prime Minister Modi, had requested the Center’s permission to transport medical oxygen from other states.
The state minister for minority affairs, Nawab Malik, who accused Prime Minister Modi of being busy in the elections while “people are dying,” said: “The prime minister is trying to contact Prime Minister Modi by phone. due to shortages of oxygen and Remdesivir and was informed that the prime minister is on tour in Bengal. ”
Shortly after Uddhav’s emergency call to the prime minister, Union health minister Harsh Vardhan approached the head of state and assured him of an adequate and uninterrupted supply of resources. The Union health minister said Maharashtra, the country’s worst affected state, would receive 1,121 ventilators from the Center.

However, Vardhan’s colleague and Union Minister of Railways Piyush Goyal responded to the CM, accusing him of playing “petty politics” and calling his government “inept and corrupt”.

Goyal, in a series of tweets, said that Maharashtra has received the most oxygen in India so far. “We are currently producing 110% of the oxygen generating capacity and diverting all available oxygen from industrial use to medical use,” Goyal tweeted.
“The people of Maharashtra are diligently following ‘Majha Kutumb, Majhi Javabadari.’ It is time for the CM to also carry out its duties in the spirit of ‘Majha Rajya, Majhi Javabadari’, Goyal tweeted.
On Friday, Goyal had said that the Prime Minister in his review said that the Center and the states should work synergistically in this crisis.
Maharashtra, which is the state hardest hit by the Covid disease pandemic, has so far recorded more than 3.7 million cases, 59,551 deaths and 3,519,208 recoveries, according to the state health department.

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