Mumbai: All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM) party president Asaduddin Owaisi said on Monday that Prime Minister Narendra Modi has taken the country “for a ride”, as far as management of COVID-19 in the country and has completely failed in controlling the coronavirus situation.
Owaisi said, “Don’t expect Modi Ji that he will protect you from the virus. Clapping hands or lighting Diyas will not avoid the spread. The Indian government led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi has completely failed to control the situation of coronavirus.”
“The lockdown was unconstitutional and unplanned. It was imposed by the Modi government when only 500 people contracted the virus. Now millions are affected,” he said.
He said: “The lockdown is being done when more than crores of migrant labourers have returned to their states. Who is responsible for the 85 labourers who died in the trains? All of them belong to OBC, Scheduled Tribes. One journalist died yesterday who will talk about them? The government only talks about an elephant. The government is only interested in managing headlines. ”
Owaisi distributed touch-free sanitizer dispensers to represent from mosques, temples, gurdwaras, churches in Hyderabad and surrounding areas.
He further appealed to the people: “No person over the age of 65 or children under the age of 12 should enter mosques. People can wear masks. No water for ablution and toilet in mosques should be provided. People can fulfil the necessity at their houses and then start for prayers. Social distancing must be maintained in the mosques, carpets should be removed and people are requested to carry their own carpets or cloth to worship. This comes after the worship places are open for the public from today.”