BJP state president Dilip Ghosh, Bankura MP Subhas Sarkar, together with different leaders and staff, held placards in hand throughout the sit-in at their respective residences from 11 am to 1 pm.
- PTI Kolkata
- Last Updated: April 26, 2020, 7:57 PM IST
Members and supporters of the BJP’s West Bengal unit on Sunday held a silent sit-in at their houses in protest in opposition to alleged mismanagement by the state authorities in tackling the coronavirus disaster.
BJP state president Dilip Ghosh, Bankura MP Subhas Sarkar, together with different leaders and staff, held placards in hand throughout the sit-in at their respective residences from 11 am to 1 pm, alleging suppression of COVID-19 details and figures by the Mamata Banerjee-led dispensation, sources within the occasion mentioned.
“We are protesting the state government’s failure to tackle the COVID-19 outbreak in West Bengal, its non-performance and corruption in providing ration to the people,” Ghosh informed newspersons throughout the sit-in.
He alleged a breakdown within the state’s healthcare system, whereas referring to the dying of an assistant director of well being companies in command of the central drug retailer, recognized with COVID-19 dying within the early hours of Sunday .
“The situation is going out of hand and instead of attempting to control the outbreak, the state is trying to hide facts,” Ghosh mentioned.
He mentioned that the federal government ought to make clear the explanations of dying of the 39 individuals, who a state-appointed skilled committee declared to have died of different ailments although they had been discovered to have been inflicted with the Coronavirus.
“We want to know what the government is doing to remove suspicion in the minds of the people with regard to the COVID-19-related situation in the state,” the BJP state president mentioned.
He additionally sought clarification from the federal government on the variety of PPEs and check kits obtainable within the state, whereas claiming that totally different authorities of the state had been giving various figures, thus creating confusion.
Ghosh requested the Mamata Banerjee authorities to make clear how many individuals had been eligible for ration offered by the state and the gadgets they had been to get from the general public distribution system (PDS) retailers.
During the sit-in, teams of saffron occasion staff and supporters had been seen sitting on rooftops at some locations, sustaining protected distance from each other.
Ghosh, sporting a masks, held posters that demanded a proof from the state authorities for alleged mishandling of the disaster.
Alleging discrimination in opposition to saffron occasion leaders and staff, Ghosh claimed that whereas TMC leaders and inisters had been within the midst of individuals amid the lockdown, leaders of different events, particularly these from BJP, had been being prevented from stepping out of their houses to assist the