New Delhi: Oxygen, which became a big issue in the second wave of Corona, has again become the center of politics. On behalf of the opposition parties, the Center's reply is being made an issue in which it has said that no state has reported death due to lack of oxygen. In response, the BJP has also intensified the fight by keeping the records of the state governments and their statements in the High Court as facts.
Referring to the affidavit given in the High Court of both the states
BJP spokesperson Sambit Patra said that the governments of Delhi and Maharashtra have stated in the affidavits given in the respective high courts that not a single death occurred due to lack of oxygen. BJP Vice President and former Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Raman Singh put Rahul Gandhi in the dock and said that why he does not ask his Chief Minister how many deaths happened there due to lack of oxygen.
States did not report any death due to lack of oxygen
Patra on Tuesday justified the statement of the central government given in the Rajya Sabha and said that health is a state subject and the central government does not prepare any records at its level. Records are sent by the states and the center compiles them. It was said from the center that no state has told the center so far that any death in their place was due to lack of oxygen. He directly questioned Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, Maharashtra government and Rahul Gandhi as to why they did not give any information.
Why doesn't Rahul ask Chhattisgarh CM: Raman Singh
On the orders of the Delhi High Court, in the investigation report of 21 patients who died due to lack of oxygen at Jaipur Golden Hospital in Delhi, the Delhi government itself said that the deaths did not occur due to lack of oxygen. The Maharashtra government had also made a similar claim in the Bombay High Court. Whereas Raman Singh said to Rahul Gandhi, Rahul ji, why is this hypocrisy and double-facedness? Seven children died in Chhattisgarh's government hospital and family members are saying that oxygen was not available on time. There is a Congress government there, so they are not seeking answers from the Chief Minister.
Opposition parties are not deterring politics
Patra said that the opposition parties are not deterring from politics even on this sensitive issue. If the Center starts interfering, they allege that there is interference in their jurisdiction. The death figures are being sent to the state, but the question is being asked to the Centre. Despite the help from the center, the Delhi government failed in the supply of oxygen. It is a fact that at that time calls were being made to the Delhi government from the hospitals, but it was not able to deliver oxygen in time. Did not inform the Center that anyone died due to lack of oxygen.