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BC Aunty Evaluates How State Leaders Are Handling the Pandemic

BC Aunty evaluates the performance of several chief ministers and how they handled COVID crisis in their states. 

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India’s COVID crisis has now become a global concern. But, how are the chief ministers handling the deadly second wave in their respective states? From what we can see, some are fudging date, some playing the blame game and some continue to live in denial. In this video, BC aunty evaluates the performance of state leaders and how they have been handling and managing the spread of the virus.

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April 2021 was a tough month for the country. India reported a record number of COVID cases and deaths. When a part of the country was gasping for breath and begging for medical aid, there was a part of the country that was participating in large religious gatherings and election rallies, with the government’s consent of course.

Over 60 lakh devotees attended the Mahakumbh Mela in Haridwar in April alone. What’s even worrisome is that the Uttarakhand CM too believed that a dip in the Ganga could protect the devotees from corona.

Yes, that happened too.

“The devotees attending Kumbh are not from outside but our own people. Most importantly, Kumbh is at the bank of the River Ganga. Maa Ganga’s blessings are there in the flow. So, there should be no corona.”
Tirath Singh Rawat, Uttarakhand Chief Minister 

Let’s not even talk about the election rallies and roadshows, where political leaders including PM Modi addressed the people of West Bengal. But, according to Amit Shah, “It is unfair to link elections to the rising COVID-19 cases”. Well, like we said, some leaders continue to live in denial.

Similarly, Uttar Pradesh CM Yogi Adityanath, in a virtual interaction with some editors claimed that there is “no shortage of oxygen” in private or government hospitals in the state. But the ground reality tells a different story.

“There is no oxygen and when fatalities happen there is a lot of anger among patients. Agra has smaller nursing homes and there are a few big hospitals. In smaller hospitals fights are breaking out because patients come with a sense of hope that something will happen but because there is shortage of oxygen, hospitals and doctors can only do so much. There is mismanagement of oxygen supplies.”
Senior Consultant working for COVID relief in Agra to The Quint.

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