The BJP chief’s letter got here a day after the Congress Working Committee hit out at Prime Minister Narendra Modi over his dealing with of the coronavirus disaster
New Delhi: BJP president J P Nadda on Tuesday accused the Congress of deceptive individuals and creating false panic within the battle in opposition to COVID-19 , and alleged that the conduct of its leaders, together with Rahul Gandhi, in the course of the pandemic can be remembered for “duplicity and pettiness”.
Nadda wrote a four-page letter to Congress president Sonia Gandhi, a day after the Congress Working Committee, the apex physique of the opposition celebration, hit out at Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his authorities over the dealing with of the coronavirus disaster.
The BJP president additionally accused Congress leaders, together with a chief minister, of making an attempt to actively create vaccine hesitancy in the course of the “once-in-a-century” pandemic.
Under Modi, the battle in opposition to the pandemic is pushed by unwavering perception in science, help to innovation, belief in COVID warriors and cooperative federalism, he stated.
Nadda stated he’s saddened however not stunned by the conduct of the Congress throughout these difficult instances.
The CWC had stated that Modi should “atone for his mistakes” and serve the individuals as an alternative of carrying on together with his “personal agenda” oblivious to the sufferings throughout.
The BJP president additionally hit again over the criticism of his celebration for holding massive ballot rallies in April at the same time as COVID circumstances surged throughout the nation and in addition of the continuing development of the Central Vista challenge.
The Congress is doing no favours to itself by opposing lockdowns after which demanding them, he stated, accusing it of “ignoring” the Centre’s advisories on the second wave of COVID-19 .
Congress leaders, he stated, held large election rallies in Kerala inflicting a spike within the COVID circumstances and are actually “grandstanding” about ballot rallies elsewhere.
“Even when the second wave was on the rise, your party leaders were happier being seen in super spreader political events in north India, where there was no regard for masks or social distancing. This is not the era when such information can be erased from public memory,” he stated.
Hitting again on the Congress over the CWC criticism that the Centre had abdicated its accountability on the vaccination and left the matter to states, Nadda puzzled if there’s a lot hole between the celebration and its leaders in energy in some states as he famous that its prime functionaries in April had known as for decentralisation of the inoculation programme.
The Centre has thus far distributed 16 crore vaccines to states and 50 per cent of them are being offered even now freed from value, he stated, and requested Gandhi if the states the place her celebration is in energy will even give free jabs to individuals as these dominated by the BJP and its allies have completed.
The Modi authorities has engaged with all stakeholders, together with chief Ministers, in combating the pandemic and former prime minister Deve Gowda has additionally acknowledged that, he stated.
The poor have been Modi”s precedence with the Centre making certain meals and DBT (direct profit switch) distribution, he stated.
While acknowledging that a couple of Congress members are doing commendable work in serving to individuals like different a number of different selfless residents, Nadda stated their hardwork will get eclipsed by the constant negativity unfold by the extra senior members of the opposition celebration.
“One would wish that while India is fighting COVID+19 with utmost courage, the top echelons of the Congress would stop misleading people, creating false panic and even contradicting their stands just based on political considerations,” he stated.
With the Congress blaming the BJP authorities for mishandling the disaster, Nadda wrote to Gandhi, “There are other aspects that also need greater thought. For instance, the data from February and March would reveal which states failed to track the rising cases. Why are mortality rates in states such as Punjab so high? These are questions you must ask your own Chief Ministers.”
Defending the continuing Central Vista challenge, he stated there’s a “new trend” within the Congress to place all of the blame on this.
The want for a brand new Parliament constructing was raised in the course of the Congress-led UPA time with the then Speaker Meira Kumar underscoring the necessity for this, he stated, noting that Urban Development Minister Hardeep Singh Puri has addressed queries concerning it.
“Yet, the Congress does not believe in facts. People are also contrasting the Congress” stand on Central Vista with the Chhattisgarh Government going ahead to build a new assembly complex,” Nadda added.