Mumbai: BJP senior leader and Union Minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi lashed out at congress Congress for doing politics over the current COVID-19 situation in the country. Naqvi said on Wednesday that the government’s priority is to “drive away locusts, not drive the loser”.
Speaking to ANI, Naqvi said, “Our primary responsibility is to fight against the coronaviruses. Our priority is to send away locusts, not losers (Hamari prathmikta tiddi ko bhagana hai, fissadi ko nahi).”
Severe floods are seen in Rajasthan, Gujarat, Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh and Maharashtra. India has proposed a coordinated response to tackle Desert Locust along the border to Pakistan and also offered to facilitate the supply of insecticide Malathion to Islamabad for the same.
Naqvi said that it is “unfortunate” that some people are not realizing that free ration is being provided to the people and the government is working for the welfare of women, labourers and farmers.
“The country is in a critical situation due to the outbreak of COVID-19 and everyone is together in this fight. But some are using it as a political opportunity and questioning the government, knowing that Prime Minister Narendra Modi Has taken major decisions to deal with the situation. That is why the COVID recovery rate is more than 50 per cent, “he said.
He said, “More than 3,000 labour trains were operated and still driving migrants to their homes. The negative politics of this time is condemnable.”