'Everyone felt Covid's impact in the country', Congress slams govt

New Delhi, Dec 2 (IANS): Congress MP Gaurav Gogoi said in the Lok Sabha on Thursday that every citizen of the country had to bear the impact of Covid-19 in one way or the other.

Participating in a debate on the Covid-19 pandemic and the various aspects related to it, Gogoi asked the government whether it has any data of the grievance calls received on the helpline numbers and how those were addressed.

Gogoi further said that the government has been sending a wrong message by implying that India has defeated Coronavirus, which in turn gives a wrong message to citizens that they can lower their guard.

Criticising the Centre for exporting Covid vaccines as well as for the shortage of medical oxygen and ventilators during the second wave of the pandemic, the Congress MP hit out at the government for the hike in prices of LPG cylinder and petroleum products amid the ongoing pandemic.

He also said that the government should have increased the tax on corporate houses instead of the poor, at a time when many people have lost the earning members of their families.

He also expressed gratitude to the frontline warriors, especially the ASHA workers, who continue to work for the vaccination drive despite 'non-payment' of their salaries for two months.

Gogoi made a reference to the alleged manhandling of ASHA workers at a rally of Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath in Shahjahanpur recently.

DMK MP, D.N.V. Senthilkumar, said that the Centre's response to Covid-19 has been active, but not proactive, as he accused Prime Minister Narendra Modi of imposing a nationwide lockdown with just four-hour notice.

"We saw migrant workers walking 100s of kilometres without any help from the government," he said.

Trinamool Congress MP, Kakoli Ghosh Dastidar, said that she salutes the researchers and doctors who devised vaccines for Covid-19 within 8-10 months.

She also questioned the government on the fewer number of second dose administered in the country so far.

"We advertised completion of 100 crore doses, but what about the second dose? Why can't we complete administering the second dose, which we were supposed to finish by December or January end," she asked.

Dastidar also advocated the need for a booster dose for the senior citizens.

"High-risk groups should be given booster dose immediately," she added.

Praising the Odisha government's response to the Covid-19 outbreak, BJD MP Achyutananda Samata listed out the Naveen Patnaik-led government's welfare initiatives for the poor amid the pandemic, while BSP MP Ram Shiromani Verma accused the Centre of not having any data of the deaths due to shortage of medical oxygen in the country during the second wave, demanding a high-level probe into the matter.

Samajwadi Party MP S.T. Hasan sought a report from the government on the correct data on Covid deaths.



Top Stories

Comment on this article

  • Karuna, Bengaluru

    Fri, Dec 03 2021

    Sorry it is1.3 billion and not 130. Secondly the most important point, today India is not begging but giving the world the most precious gift of life that too for free the in most cases, the vaccine produced in India. To those born in 50's, to 80's would know that under Congress rule, India was always going with begging bowl to the world whenever there was calamities

    DisAgree [3] Agree [5] Reply Report Abuse

  • MHD, Mangaluru

    Fri, Dec 03 2021

    ಕರುಣಾ, ನಿನ್ನ ಮೇಲೆ ಕರುಣೆ ಬರುತ್ತಿದೆ. Who gave you all these information? India never begged for any reason. Don’t let down India’s dignity. In fact, india was very strong during indira Gandhi & then MMS. Those leaders built india such a way, now your leaders enjoying & brought India’s economy down to floor. Inflation is at it’s high. They never cared about upliftment of the poor class or the farmers.

    DisAgree [1] Agree [2] Reply Report Abuse


    Thu, Dec 02 2021

    Light diyas for 9 minutes.....

    DisAgree [4] Agree [2] Reply Report Abuse

  • Jb, Mlore

    Fri, Dec 03 2021

    Instead of that , as a respect we will not celebrate

    DisAgree Agree Reply Report Abuse

  • Karuna, Bengaluru

    Fri, Dec 03 2021

    Appreciate the efforts of the government, who have actively encouraged our scientists, our pharmaceuticals companies to devolp and market one if the best vaccine in the world. Easy to point out mistakes, but to stand in front of the world by achieving the impossible, of controlling the covid among 130 billion population is nothing but a miracle. Unfortunately we Indians dont know how to acknowledge our own great achievement. About lighting diya or banging the bells, yes they will not cure the disease but definately it aroused the curiosity and seriousness of the situation among the citizen and made the aware of the upcoming crisis.

    DisAgree [1] Agree [3] Reply Report Abuse

Leave a Comment

Title: 'Everyone felt Covid's impact in the country', Congress slams govt

You have 2000 characters left.


Please write your correct name and email address. Kindly do not post any personal, abusive, defamatory, infringing, obscene, indecent, discriminatory or unlawful or similar comments. Daijiworld.com will not be responsible for any defamatory message posted under this article.

Please note that sending false messages to insult, defame, intimidate, mislead or deceive people or to intentionally cause public disorder is punishable under law. It is obligatory on Daijiworld to provide the IP address and other details of senders of such comments, to the authority concerned upon request.

Hence, sending offensive comments using daijiworld will be purely at your own risk, and in no way will Daijiworld.com be held responsible.