Mumbai: Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi Vadra wrote a letter to Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Saturday accusing her administration of managing news and advertisements, while cases of COVID-19 infection are on the rise in the state.
“With the proliferation of coronaviruses in UP, terrible problems are also coming up. There is a shortage of beds. There is a long line outside hospitals. Death figures are increasing. Reports from Kanpur, Lucknow, Gorakhpur, and Varanasi are not good. I have given some positive suggestions to the Chief Minister. The Uttar Pradesh government needs to give up its obstinate attitude and adopt a transparent and public-oriented policy,” she said in a letter.
“There were over 2,500 cases in the state yesterday and now large cities along with rural areas are also vulnerable to this virus. It is clear that your government has adopted the policy of ‘No Test = No Corona’. It is important now. Unless The time trial does not proceed in a transparent manner, our fight will remain incomplete and the situation can be dangerous,” she added.
“The quarantine centers and hospitals are bad to the extent that people are afraid of the government and not the virus. Your government has claimed that there are 1.5 lakh beds but it seems to be lacking in just 20,000 cases,” the letter added.
“The situation is getting serious, and I request you that this fight cannot be won by managing news and advertising. I know that you can consider my suggestion from a political point of view like it was done during the time when buses were provided for the laborers walking on the roads of Uttar Pradesh,” the letter from Gandhi read.