Mangaluru: 'BJP govt has completely failed in handling pandemic'- District Cong president

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Daijiworld Media Network – Mangaluru

Mangaluru May 17: The state and union government have completely failed in handling the pandemic, said district Congress president Harish Kumar.

Addressing media here on Monday, May 17, he said, "Last year the nation faced crises due to the first wave of the pandemic. Experts and scientists had warned about the second wave in the month of November but the BJP government took the warnings for granted which has led to the current situation. Despite the warnings by experts, the government failed to take precautionary measures and failed miserably when it came to the point of containing the impact of the pandemic."

"We have reached a stage where hundreds of people are dying every day, but the BJP government is busy giving justification. Suggestions from experts were not even considered before the lockdown was announced, at least compensation could have been given to auto drivers, taxi drivers and poverty-stricken citizens. BJP leaders took a jibe at our party saying that Congress would have handled the situation differently, yes the situation would have been different as our party would have given packages to benefit the poor and then announced lockdown so they do not face any hardships," said Harish Kumar.

"States like Kerala, Tamil Nadu, West Bengal, Delhi where there is no BJP government have announced packages. Why is it that our state government cannot follow suit? We are in this situation because of BJP," said Harish Kumar.

"Police officers have stated that over 2,000 vehicles were seized for lockdown violation. They say that they can be released if the required court procedures are followed. This is not the way it should have been, rather people should have been informed prior about the confiscation of vehicles and about the procedures in court to get them released. This is on the government for not issuing proper directions. We demand that vehicles seized should be released on the payment of a fine by the violators," he added.

"A warning for the third wave has been already issued and the preparation should be made to tackle it," Harish Kumar said.

Former minister Ramanath Rai said, "As many as 25 persons were arrested for pasting posters that criticized PM Modi for vaccination shortage. BJP are not worried about the people suffering due to the pandemic but concerned about maintaining the reputation of the Prime Minister."

Former MLAs J R Lobo, Abhayachandra Jain, former district Youth Congress president, Mithun Rai and others were present.




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  • Af,,,, Mangaluru

    Tue, May 18 2021

    Our PM is more active only in elections rallys , he is go arround the country small mohalla galiys for rally , cyclone toukte hit kerala and karnataka not a single call or enquiry from PM, But now cyclone is hitting gujarat he himslef is calling and enquring about the situvation,

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  • Rahul, Mangalore

    Tue, May 18 2021

    These ppl r only good at yapping and givin press conf.. Y cant u do anythn? 70 years tax payers money is eaten up?? In these pandemic also politics.. Shame..

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  • Mohit, Mangalore

    Tue, May 18 2021

    Kader is Covid19 free or up in arms to spread the pandemic by not wearing mask?

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  • SAN, Mangaluru

    Tue, May 18 2021

    either he thinks he is a super hero or he thinks his money can save him under any circumstance 😉. anyways, rules are only for aam admi

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  • Navneeth, Mangalore

    Tue, May 18 2021

    Khader can get away with anything. Like his leader RaGa, Khader too has safe constituency where victory is certain on muslim votes. Performance is not the criteria.

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  • S. M. Sheikh, Dubai/Mangalore

    Tue, May 18 2021

    Desperately india need a educated PM specially like MMS. Whole world was suffering during 2008 crises india was one of the top stable country in the world during MMS leadership. This is first time in history one chaiwala ruling and fooling the nation. No more taste in chai.

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  • Flavian, Mangalore/Kuwait

    Tue, May 18 2021

    7 years of BJP rule took India 77 yearsback ward. Dtaing all the wealth and reserves. Only Cattle made progress and Beef export export earned forien revenues in Dollars. This trend will improve in many fold as domestic consumption is slaced by 90 pct. First let them come out of current glut and critical juncture. Congress or any other political party cannot think of making any progress from the present stagnation. Let BJP correct the situation which they created.

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  • Flavian, Mangalore/Kuwait

    Mon, May 17 2021

    Roy, Are you practicing or simply preaching. Actually, donations should come from home/self in the first place.

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  • Flavian, Mangalore/Kuwait

    Mon, May 17 2021

    BJP's victory formula: Joot pe joot , joot pe joot What are the achievements Any appreciation in currency value Fuel prices Jeethe ga bhai jeethega ? Talk more and more and wait for magic vand to inter act.

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  • roy Indian, Mangalore

    Mon, May 17 2021

    if BJP failed agree but even you people are also same . seeing drama only but nothing helping a single person with help of money or manpower ........

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  • Ajay Rebello, Kallianpur

    Mon, May 17 2021

    Congress doesn't even have the money to pay the staff in it's own offices regional leaders are expected to pay themselves hence the weak central leadership guess which party gets all the corporate election 'donations'.

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  • Paul dsouza, balakunje

    Mon, May 17 2021

    They are failed in every thing. Running country like driving car without steering. Hope they realize about their week admin.

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  • anthony, mangalore

    Mon, May 17 2021

    . The lack of planning and preparation between the first and the second wave is the worst act of negligence of an incompetent government.The Prime Minister has completely failed to provide a sense of safety, direction or leadership during this massive human crisis we are facing

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  • Monty Dotor, Mangalore

    Mon, May 17 2021

    Both the political parties have failed miserably in their respective states in controlling Covid.Unfortunately we have to select between the devil and the deep sea in the next election, unless a new leader emerges who does not accept defectors from the present parties.

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  • Dr.S.Kamath, Mumbai

    Mon, May 17 2021

    And Congress Govt has succeeded in Controlling Covid in Chattisgarh,Punjab,Rajasthan,Maharashtra Its so beautiful in these states that not even one patient died of Covid Oxygen was supplied to all the patients Covid Pandemic was not allowed to spread at all Congress is best as they have controlled Covid in the above mentioned States and thus WHO has invited Congress Party to take the award

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  • Raju, Mangalore

    Mon, May 17 2021

    Dr.kamath,congress is correct it was bjp which has failed,most of patients has died in conresss aswell as bjp ruled states because shortage of oxygen.oxygen supply was totally handled and distributed by center which is rulef by bjp,What abt supply of vaccination dr.again shortage due to mishandling by center ruled by bjp,now time has come Dr.kamath bjp hatao desh bachao. Jai hind.

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  • Eminef, Mangalore

    Mon, May 17 2021

    Dr. Kamath, a respected person like should not be an Andhabakth. Look at the overall picture of India without holding prejudiced view along party lines. When the virus numbers went down, the govt. thought the pandemic was being won over by vaccines. They donated the vaccines to other countries without discussing with experts if there was enough stockpiles to vaccinate majority of Indians. Above all they opened up and allowed religious gatherings ignoring the experts. Lack of oxygen is another issue . This is a major failure by a government which should be written into text books as lesson learnt and should not be repeated by future governments.

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  • RSRB, Kundapura / Singapore

    Mon, May 17 2021

    Raju, Mangalore If vaccine is taken in time by public, there was no need for oxygen And Congress scared the people on vaccine. Let us keep matter clear...

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  • Sridevi, Mangalore

    Tue, May 18 2021

    Dear RSB and you say modi bhakths listened to congress abd did not take the jab. So they believe Rahul more than Modi, is it???

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  • Shekhar Umesh Shetty, Namma Kudla

    Tue, May 18 2021

    Andh bhakt is spotted, so you are saying vaccines are by the state government. I sincerely pray to Devi Mookambika to protect you and your family from Corona, because Modi is not saving his bhakts.

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  • Elwyn Goveas, Mangalore

    Mon, May 17 2021

    If 7 years of rule can bring so much destruction, imagine 70 years.Bjp now look clueless to handle this pandemic.

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  • M.Mathias, Mangalore

    Mon, May 17 2021

    Also central BJP. They exported our vaccine to other countries.

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  • Veer, Nagpur

    Mon, May 17 2021

    Definitely. Govt is still exporting covid vaccines and distributing ineffective unrelated Remdesivir vaccine which is overflowing in govt godowns without any customers but vulnerable Indian citizens. No enough ICU beds, no working ventilators and people are dying everywhere in streets, hospital entrances and in public places like animals. No proper cremation and no proper dead body disposal arrangements. Govt has failed in all fronts but still finding ways to make money out of this pathetic conditions of people. Insensitive and irresponsible govt.

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Mumbai

    Mon, May 17 2021

    River Ganga is full of Dead Bodies ...

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  • Prakash, Mangalore

    Mon, May 17 2021

    Even today PM and HM is not concerned. People lives is not important to our central government.

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Mumbai

    Mon, May 17 2021

    Full concentration is on Useless Central Vista ...

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