Referring to the looks of prime Maharashtra BJP leaders late Saturday evening on the BKC police station after a pharma agency director was grilled, the state minister stated ‘one thing is fishy’
Mumbai: The NCP on Sunday accused the BJP of attempting to make sure Maharashtra doesn’t get Remdesivir inventory and questioned why state BJP leaders obtained scared when Mumbai police questioned the director of a Daman-based firm manufacturing the drug used for treating COVID-19 sufferers.
Referring to the looks of prime Maharashtra BJP leaders late Saturday evening on the BKC police station after the pharma agency director was grilled, state minister and NCP spokesperson Nawab Malik stated “something is fishy”.
Remdesivir is listed to be used in critical COVID-19 sufferers. In view of a sudden spike in demand for the drug as a result of surge in COVID-19 instances, the Centre final week banned its export till the situation improves.
The police on Saturday questioned Rajesh Dokania, director of Bruck Pharma, a Daman-based pharmaceutical manufacturing firm that manufactures Remdesivir vials, following info that 1000’s of vials of the drug to be flown in another country, an official stated.
The opposition BJP in Maharashtra objected to the pharma govt’s grilling by Mumbai police, saying the state authorities was taking part in politics amid the pandemic.
It now seems that the inventory had been organized by the BJP for distribution in Maharashtra.
On studying that Dokania was being questioned, Leader of Opposition within the state Assembly Devendra Fadnavis and LoP within the Council Praveen Darekar rushed to the police station.
Talking to reporters right here on Sunday, Nawab Malik stated “when two leaders of the opposition and two legislators go to the police station late in the night after the detention of Dokania, something is fishy”.
“The BJP is trying to ensure that Maharashtra doesn’t get its stock of Remdesivir,” alleged Malik, whose occasion shares energy within the state with the Shiv Sena and Congress.
Why did the state BJP leaders get scared? The BJP leaders ought to clarify to the folks of Maharashtra why they had been “favouring” Dokania, he stated.
Malik also said that after the Centre banned the export of Remdesivir, Dokania had approached the Maharashtra authorities and sought permission to promote it within the state.
State Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Minister Rajesh Shingane had met Dokania together with Darekar, he stated.
Malik stated when the police obtained info that there was Remdesivir inventory with the corporate, Dokania was known as for questioning. But, Fadnavis and Darekar together with two BJP legislators Prasad Lad and Parag Alavani reached there.
Why did they’ve to do that? Malik requested.
“When Dokania showed papers that the FDA permission was given for selling the medicine, he was let off. BJP leaders should clarify what is their link with Dokania,” he stated.
Meanwhile, state NCP chief and Water Resources Minister Jayant Patil in a tweet stated, “With shortage of #Remdesivir, last night @MumbaiPolice rightly fulfilled their duty to check any supply malpractices/hoarding.”
— Jayant Patil (@Jayant_R_Patil) April 18, 2021