New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi hit out at the opposition Tuesday, saying that it is “spreading lies” and “politicising” the Covid-19 pandemic.
Addressing the BJP parliamentary party meeting, Modi asked his party members to counter the ‘lies’ being spread by the opposition about Covid-19 and government’s policies. He stressed the fact that there is no shortage of vaccines, but pointed out that 20 per cent of frontline workers not being vaccinated in Delhi is a ’cause of concern’.
According to sources, the Prime Minister asked the BJP MPs to “focus on highlighting the truth” and “inform people about the work of the government”.
“Despite losing elections one after another, Congress has still not woken up from its stupor. If you look at the current record they have virtually evaporated from the political spectrum but they are still not raising issues nor expanding. They only believe in the politics of obstruction and don’t want to debate and discuss,” Modi told the BJP MPs.
Mod’s statement come a da after both houses of Parliament were disrupted Monday by the Opposition MPs as they sought to raise a host of issues including price rise and farmers’ agitation.
“Congress is getting destroyed everywhere, but they are more concerned about us, not themselves. Congress that has been reduced to 2-3 states is unable to digest our growth and where we have reached. They are not able to come to terms with the fact that there is no vaccine shortage,” he added.
The Modi government has faced severe criticism from the Congress and other opposition parties over its handling of the Covid-19 pandemic.
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Covid ‘not a matter of politics’
Another BJP MP said the PM pointed out that while Covid-19 is not a matter of politics, but a “matter of humanity” for the BJP, the opposition is busy spreading lies.
“Corona is not a matter of politics for us, it is a matter of humanity. Earlier during an epidemic, more people used to die of hunger rather than the disease but we did not let that happen,” the BJP MP quoted the PM as saying.
Modi also asked the party MPs to attend Parliament sessions regularly and to stay updated about the issues that the opposition may raise.
He also told party members to be prepared for the third wave of Covid-19 and also asked them to visit PDS shops where the government is providing free ration to crores of people.
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