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Saturday, May 1, 2021

lies, misinformation and malignant tendencies - Delhi Court pulls AAP Govt on false count of remdesivir

At the time of national crisis, Ambanis, Adanis, Tatas and .. .. Aussie pacer Pat Cummins were  in news for their contributions – we have not heard of tinseldom glamour actors and some richest persons of Tamil Nadu and elsewhere !

Sadly at a time, when India is deeply afflicted by Covid 19 – some are spreading malignant misinformation and hatred.  At a time when people need to unite and fight the dreaded  Corona virus, some politicians are so petty minded that they enjoy vicarious pleasure in tweeting and posting photos that appear in Western media aimed at belittling and weakening India.  BBC would often post volumes on how India struggling without mentioning how Britain has mismanaged.  What BBC and other media would not portray is geographically India is 1249% larger than United Kingdom and the population comparison is UK 65.8 million people as against 1.3 billion in India. According to latest reports – India has 1,73,13,163 people affected and 195123 deaths while UK has 44,04,882 affected and 127428 deaths ! – see them in % instead if aggregate nos. and the stark reality would be clear !!

Back home, Uttar Pradesh is a very big state with highest no. of population of 200 million people.Uttar Pradesh’s population is so large it’s more comparable to the other largest countries in the world. As data scientist shows, every country in Africa, Europe, and South America has fewer people than Uttar Pradesh. On 26 January 1950 Govind Ballabh Pant, Premier of United Provinces, became the first Chief Minister of the newly renamed Uttar Pradesh. Including him, 11 out of UP's 21 chief ministers belonged to the Indian National Congress.  The present CM is Shri Yogi Adityanath, a monk who assumed office in 2017. He has been the Member of Parliament from the Gorakhpur constituency, Uttar Pradesh, for five consecutive terms since 1998. Adityanath is also the Mahant or head priest of the Gorakhnath Math. He completed his bachelor's degree in Mathematics from the Hemwati Nandan Bahuguna Garhwal University in Uttarakhand.

But everyday one would see meme in social media highlighting the backwardness of the State, wrongly attributed to its CM, comparing it with a much much smaller Delhi.  The fact remains there are many CMs of other States, who are not graduates too.  Today a small time failed actor of Tamil Nadu arrogantly tweeted about Yogi blabbering something about lies – would he today do it again after Court’s continued hammering of this CM is the Q ! – unlikely for these failed actors and some writers of Press which don’t sell enough try to defame the country fully influenced by some hidden hand outside !

The darling of the tainted media - Arvind Kejriwal Chief Minister of Delhi is always touted as educated and providing good governance but falters at every step and tries to blame everybody else for his failures.  The press remain audaciously silent despite one among them ‘The Print” publishing an article that AAP Govt had spent over Rs.274 crores on outdoor publicity since it assumed office in Feb 2015.  From   videos at Metro stations about “sweeping changes” brought by the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) in the education and health sectors to individual newspaper ads and posters congratulating each of Delhi’s 11 districts for launching work on roads and drains, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal’s photograph was nearly ubiquitous in the national capital before the model code of conduct kicked in this month.

Today – there is yet another shame.  A bench of the Delhi HC slammed the Arvind Kejriwal-led AAP government over the shortage of the anti-viral drug Remdesivir. The drug, which is in short supply, is being used to treat moderate-severe cases of Covid-19 in hospitals. The high court said records show 52,000 vials of Remdesivir were delivered to Delhi against the Delhi government's claim that it only received 2,500 vials of the drug. "Hoarding of medicines or oxygen cylinders leads to creation of an artificial scarcity to an extent which may not be there," the Delhi HC said while appealing to the people not to indulge in such practices. The bench also asked the Delhi government to consider the use of DTC buses to transport the dead bodies of Covid-19 victims.

A bench of the Delhi HC on Wednesday took cognizance of the attack on doctors by family members of a deceased Covid-19 patient at the Apollo Hospital. The high court was hearing matters related to coronavirus management in the national capital when it made the observation. "Such incidents are bound to demoralise the medical community which is serving tirelessly to save lives of the people," said the Delhi HC. The bench went on to say, "We hope such incidents will not be repeated. The authorities, including the police, should be mindful of such conduct and be vigilant to prevent any such untoward incidents."

The Govt gets pulled up everyday but the media savvy CM often tries to blame the PM, the Central Govt and everybody else for their failures – and what would that smalltime actor say on this. 

With regards – S. Sampathkumar

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