MUMBAI: The NCP on Thursday accused the Centre of adopting a lackadaisical perspective in direction of Maharashtra amid the COVID-19 pandemic, because the BJP couldn’t type a authorities within the state.
The allegation of the NCP, one of many constituents of the Maha Vikas Aghadi authorities, comes within the wake of the state’s claims that it was going through a scarcity of COVID-19 vaccine doses.
Union Well being Minister Harsh Vardhan on Wednesday refuted the state authorities’s claims, terming them as “totally baseless” and blamed the latter for its failure to comprise the pandemic.
The state NCP spokesperson Mahesh Tapase on Thursday stated, “Union Well being Minister Harsh Vardhan must be reminded that Maharashtra tops the chart within the nation so far as the vaccination drive is anxious and that is purely because of the efforts taken by Maharashtra Well being Minister Rajesh Tope and his group.”
The state is proactive on testing, tracing, isolating and vaccinating, he stated in a press release.
It was anticipated that Harsh Vardhan would reply positively to the decision given by Tope, he stated.
“It’s the BJP’s coverage to make use of low cost media methods to divert consideration from core points. It’s the Modi authorities, which has a lackadaisical method in direction of Maharashtra solely as a result of the BJP couldn’t type a authorities right here,” he alleged.
The info on the variety of vaccine doses acquired and administered is obtainable if the Union well being minister needs to see, Tapase stated.
The social gathering spokesperson additional stated some state BJP leaders who’ve been opposing Maharashtra authorities’s “break the chain” directive should be reminded that the Gujarat Excessive Court docket needed to inform the Gujarat authorities to implement a lockdown, because it was unable to examine the viral unfold.