In an obvious dig at Union minister Arjun Ram Meghwal, Raut mentioned did these people recover by eating ‘Bhabhi Ji Papad’. Meghwal had come underneath hearth after he claiming that the elements of a papad model assist in the formation of antibodies wanted to struggle COVID-19.

File picture of Shiv Sena MP Sanjay Raut. PTI

Defending the Maharashtra authorities’s response to the coronavirus pandemic. Shiv Sena chief and Rajya Sabha member Sanjay Raut mentioned that the state authorities is combating in opposition to COVID-19 by “following the protocol laid by prime minister Narendra Modi’s government”.

“More than 30,000 people have recovered from COVID in Maharashtra. How did it happen?,” he mentioned.

In an obvious dig at Union minister Arjun Ram Meghwal, Raut mentioned did these people recover by eating “Bhabhi Ji Papad”. Meghwal had come underneath hearth after he reportedly claimed that the elements of a papad model ”Bhabhi Ji Papad” helps within the formation of antibodies wanted to struggle COVID-19.

Stressing that there ought to no politicisation of the struggle in opposition to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Shiv Sena on Thursday requested the Centre to launch the cash to states from the PM Cares Fund and likewise clear GST dues to assist them cope with the coronavirus scenario.

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During the second day of dialogue in Rajya Sabha on the pandemic and steps taken by the Centre, Sanjay Raut (Shiv Sena) took exception to the criticism by some BJP leaders, together with Rajya Sabha MP Vinay Sahasrabuddhe, of the measures taken by the Maharashtra authorities to manage the pandemic.

Raut additional mentioned all states had been doing their greatest to cope with the pandemic.

It’s not that opposition dominated states like Maharashtra, West Bengal and Delhi had been doing unhealthy, and solely BJP-led NDA states had been excelling within the struggle, he added.

“We should not be pointing fingers at each other,” he mentioned and pressured that the Shiv Sena has been sustaining that the battle in opposition to COVID needs to be fought underneath the management of prime minister Narendra Modi.

He charged that from 1 September onwards, the Centre has stopped provides of medical tools like PPE Kits and masks, placing a further burden of Rs 350 crore on the Maharashtra authorities.

If the Centre desires the states to struggle the COVID battle on their very own, it ought to clear all GST dues, he demanded.

The PM Cares Fund too, is for all states, and cash ought to be launched to them, he mentioned.

His occasion colleague, Priyanka Chaturvedi, a primary time MP, additionally expressed disappointment over politicisation of the struggle in opposition to the pandemic.

She mentioned each single state has been requested to deal with medical tools on their very own

“Considering that state governments are already under the tremendous financial burden of not getting their due GST, how do you expect the states to give its response,” she mentioned.

Chaturvedi wished to talk along with her face masks off. However, on the insistence of Deputy Chairman Harivansh, she put it again and took part within the dialogue.

Praful Patel of the NCP, which is in a coalition authorities with the Shiv Sena and the Congress in Maharashtra, voiced concern over the rising variety of COVID-19 instances within the nation and known as for a joint effort to cope with the pandemic.

He mentioned all states have been following the central pointers on lockdown in addition to the unlocking course of.

“When we all are fighting together, there is no need of pointing fingers at each other,” Patel mentioned.

He mentioned the states had been going through a fund crunch and sought the discharge of GST dues from the Centre.

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