Bengaluru: Corona-related deaths - Siddaramaiah charges government with lying

Daijiworld Media Network - Bengaluru (SP)

Bengaluru, May 17: "The state government is doling out lies as regards the corona tests performed and deaths related to the disease. It should immediately step up the quantum of tests and clearly record the deaths caused out of coronavirus," demanded Siddaramaiah, leader of the opposition in the assembly.

Siddaramaiah wrote a letter to the chief minister (CM), pointing out that compared to 2019, over 93,812 deaths were recorded in 2020 which have been attributed to four different diseases. He claimed that all these were in reality, corona-related deaths, and exhorted the government to accurately record the deaths instead of concealing the truth.

Siddaramaiah (left) and B S Yediyurappa

As compared to 2019, till December 31, 2020, 38,583 more people died of heart attack, 28,647 due to age-related ailments, 4,262 due to paralysis. But the state government says that till December 31, 2020, only 12,090 died of coronavirus infection. But the government's planning and statistics department has put the figure at 22,320 for the year 2020, he pointed out.

"The additional chief secretary of the state recently said that it is confirmed that over 50 percent of the people dying of heart attack in the state were confirmed to have been suffering from corona infection. I have been repeatedly saying the same thing. But the government has so far not shown the guts to reply to my charges," he stated.

Siddaramaiah said that as per the experts, if the virus wave has to subside, positivity rate should be less than five percent. He said that in fact the quantum of infection is increasing instead of declining, duly pointing out that only a couple of districts have been showing less than 20 percent infection. He wanted to know from the CM the basis on which he is claiming that the infection is coming down.







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  • Harsha, Mangaluru

    Mon, May 17 2021

    Among BJP leaders CM Yeddiyurappa is most honest . He had a very tough job to be honest, but he is trying because the party is corrupt all around him. He offered his one years salary to charity for covid and he did the same during flood crisis few years ago. No BJP MLAs or MPs do charity work. They only do collection work. Now BJP is more interested to protect the image of our PM at any cost,by arresting those who expose facts,fudging death numbers& controlling the media..Their actions resulted in this Massive Covid failure ,with Thousands of preventable deaths& suffering of people.

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  • G M Hegde, Udupi

    Mon, May 17 2021

    When discrepencies in death figures in Rajasthan is pointed out at once high command calls up KA state unit asking to corner govt here. In entire world covid death figures are actually double becoz death from post Covid complications is not considered as death due to Covid

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  • anthony, mangalore

    Mon, May 17 2021

    These attempts to hide the actual number of Covid deaths seems to be standard operating practice of all BJP ruled state Govts.

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  • M.Mathias, Mangalore

    Mon, May 17 2021

    There is a lack of good people in Indian politics. Good people afraid to join politics because it will convert them into bad.

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  • kateel pai, vitla

    Mon, May 17 2021

    Burden of Incumbency!

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Mumbai

    Mon, May 17 2021

    Yeddyurappa is the most Honest person inside BJP ...

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  • Francis Lewis, Sasthan

    Mon, May 17 2021

    If BSY Most honest person inside BJP & Why he purchased MLA's from other Party to become the CM

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  • Sanjay, Hebri

    Mon, May 17 2021

    Opposition parties are trying to unsettle govt in midst of a pandamic. People will take note of this in bext election.

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  • Sameer, Riyadh

    Mon, May 17 2021

    If BJP was in opposition would they have spared the ruling party? It would be worse. They would hit the streets and do all sort of drama. You know what is the difference between BJP and Congress? The protests , criticizing the congress always had an impact and the respective minister who failed in his duties would take moral responsibility and resign. They had guilty conscious or shame in them. In BJP they don't because they are not just incompetent, but also shameless. They don't even give a damn about anyone condemning them. Instead they will question the 'opposition' and blame 'Nehru'. Remember how Shivraj Patil was hounded when he was home minister and made to resign during the Mumbai attacks. He was also chided for him changing clothes 3 times a day. If the same had to happen, then Home minister Rajnath Singh should have resigned. Modiji and Amit Shah should have resigned for the Corona disaster. Will they? Good enough?

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  • ayes p., kudla/ksa

    Mon, May 17 2021

    State and central governments were totally failed to handle pandemic because they were busy in elections, by elections rallies campaigns, horse trading, destabilizing existed non bjp governments, unimportant laws, ayodhya, new parliament building and clapping and banging utensil, cow urine and cow dung etc. etc.

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Mumbai

    Mon, May 17 2021

    Empty Promises & Lies are BJP's USP ...

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  • Ajay Rebello, Kallianpur

    Mon, May 17 2021

    Govt is desperately trying to follow the UP model unfortunately not all officials are for sale like politicians also very troublesome educated people not allowing. But govt will keep trying.

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  • Ravi, Mangalore

    Mon, May 17 2021

    The whole world knows they are lying and blind is leading the blind, we have to be aware and minimize exposure .Polarization is their key to win!!!!

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