At the height of the COVID-19 outbreak, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath of the BJP took a shot at opposing party officials, saying they did not bother to step out of “home isolation.” The UP assembly elections are only a few months away.
Yogi Adityanath advised BJP supporters in Etawah, Uttar Pradesh, to guarantee that “leaders who sat at home during Covid should be made to remain there” in the polls.
“When Covid was at its peak, I was among you. I came here twice during the epidemic to monitor the situation and speak with frontline health experts, as you may recall “In a video released by news agency ANI, the Chief Minister remarked and raised his hands, to which the throng applauded.
“Other party leaders, on the other hand, were isolated at home. As a result, they have the right to stay at home during the elections. Make certain they remain at home “The audience clapped and cheered again as Yogi Adityanath spoke.
“…They were occupied with Twitter. Tell them, babua, that Twitter is voting for you “The Chief Minister smiled as he added.
#WATCH | I had come here twice during Corona. But people of other parties were in home isolation, at home when you were in a crisis.They should stay there even during polls.They need to be answered just like that. Tell them, "Babua, ye Twitter hi vote bhi de dega: UP CM in Etawah pic.twitter.com/NfhXLHse62
— ANI UP (@ANINewsUP) November 6, 2021
However, once images of dead floating down rivers appeared on social media, the UP government’s handling of the Covid second wave was criticised, revealing a crisis that had gone horribly wrong. Medical oxygen shortages in hospitals had exacerbated the situation, despite the fact that this issue had been documented across the country when the Covid surge caught hospitals unaware guard in the second wave.
The state of Uttar Pradesh asserts that it managed the epidemic well and did everything possible to assist hospitals and medical personnel in dealing with the catastrophe.
The BJP’s national executive meeting on Sunday will focus on strategies for winning a series of state elections next year, including the battle for Uttar Pradesh. The results of by-elections held earlier this week in many states revealed that the Congress had regained some lost ground, but the opposition’s gains were not large enough to worry the BJP.
Nonetheless, the BJP will examine the party’s performance in states including as West Bengal, Himachal Pradesh, and Rajasthan at an important conference on Sunday.
Early next year, assembly elections will be place in five states: Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Punjab, Goa, and Manipur. In late 2022, elections will be conducted in Himachal Pradesh and Gujarat. Except for Punjab, the BJP controls all of these states.
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