West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has accused the Modi government of spreading panic about Coronavirus to divert people’s attention from the Delhi riots. While addressing a rally in Buniadpur, South Dinajpur district, she said, “Today some people are shouting corona, corona [coronavirus] a bit too much yes it is a dreaded disease but don’t create panic some channels are hyping it to suppress the Delhi incident do report when it occurs we don’t want it to spread but do remember all those who died in Delhi, did not die of coronavirus.”
She further said, “If they had died of the virus we would have at least known they died due to a dreaded disease but healthy people were mercilessly killed. They [BJP] did not even apologise. Think of the arrogance. They are saying Goli Maro, let me warn them Bengal and UP is not same.”
PM Modi yesterday wrote on Twitter, “Experts across the world have advised to reduce mass gatherings to avoid the spread of COVID-19 Novel Coronavirus. Hence, this year I have decided not to participate in any Holi Milan programme.”
Local leaders of the West Bengal unit of BJP were seen distributing masks among people with ‘Save from coronavirus infection Modi ji’ printed on them.
So far, 29 cases of Coronavirus have been confirmed in India. It has claimed over 3,000 lives worldwide and infected more than 90,000 people.