TDP boss aims at government. on COVID-19 at the opening of the two-day online Mahanadu
Thursday’s TDP hit the state’s YSRCP government hard for its “utter failure to face the COVID-19 challenge and save innocent lives.”
On the first day of the two-day Mahanadu, held in online mode, party leaders claimed the government was preventing opposition parties and service organizations from reaching the needy COVID-19 victims. Citing cases from organizations that offered to set up quarantine centers but were refused permission, they said the government was not doing anything to alleviate the plight of the large population affected by the pandemic, nor would it allow others , to do that.
Party President N. Chandrababu Naidu accused Prime Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy of not wearing a mask in public. “What message is he sending to the people of the state?” He asked. He alleged bias in the vaccination campaign, saying the ruling party cadres would use most of the stocks and leave the public high and dry.
The TDP boss accused the prime minister of inefficiency in dealing with the first wave of the pandemic, which worsened in the second wave. “At the very least, the government should now see the harsh realities and focus fully on containing the virus to prevent the third wave that is likely to target children,” he said.
He said that although the center asked states to buy the vaccine and vaccinate those aged 18-45, the state did not take advantage of the advice. He called for the government to spend 1,600 billion yen buying vaccines and saving the lives of people in the state.
Mr. Naidu wondered why the ruling party leaders were against the distribution of Ayurvedic practitioner Anandaiah’s medicine, even after Ayush experts certified it to be harmless. He asked the Chief Minister to explain the reason for “arresting Mr. Anandaiah,” who was distributing the drugs to the people free of charge.
The TDP president said the people who brought Mr Jagan to power with a huge mandate felt abandoned by him today.