BJP plans nationwide protests tomorrow

‘Government. could not contain the spread of COVID-19 ‘

The BJP will host nationwide protests against the government’s “anti-human policies” and “failure to contain the spread of COVID-19,” according to the party’s general secretary S. Vishnuvardhan Reddy on May 23.

Speaking to the media on Friday, Mr Reddy said much of what the government had said about COVID-19 control measures turned out to be “empty rhetoric”.

The government falsely claimed it had reserved beds for patients in 514 private hospitals.

Neither the Prime Minister nor the Ministers were concerned about the plight of patients in the state hospitals who lacked bed strength and about their exploitation in the private hospitals.

Poor people in particular would have no place to go in the current scenario, he said.

Mr Reddy claimed that life-saving drugs were being sold on the black market at exorbitant prices and the government was reluctant to take over the private hospitals because the majority of them were owned by MPs, MLAs, or their relatives.

The government boasted of its budget for 2021-22 as being people-centric despite its low allocation to multiple sectors, he said, adding that the High Court rightly canceled the MPTC and ZPTC elections because of the blatant disregard of the norms and the Elections have been affected by violence.

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