Chennai, April 22(BPNS)
The major opposition political parties of Tamil Nadu including DMK, AMMK and MNM and IUML have come out strongly against the Central government and the state government led by AIADMK in handling the Covid crisis.
DMK president MK Stalin said that the Central government had failed miserably in handling the Covid crisis and called upon the Union government to provide vaccines to the states at Rs 150 per vaccine- the rate the central government gets.
Stalin in a statement said, “ Oxygen has been diverted from Tamil Nadu to Andhra Pradesh and Telangana. Even though our brethren require Oxygen, the Union government should have atleast checked with the Chief secretary about the state’s requirement.”
The DMK leader also said that the authorities have failed to give proper explanation regarding the wastage of 12.5% of vaccines in Tamil Nadu even as there have been reports on the shortage of vaccines in the state.
Makkal Needhi Maiam(MNM) leader Kamal Haasan said that the central government, state government and voluntary organisations must work as a single unit in fighting the Covid-19 disease.
TTV Dhinakaran, General secretary of AMMK said that the central government has failed totally in managing the crisis. The AMMK leader in a statement said that the Central government did not bother to enquire with the state government without diverting Oxygen to Andhra Pradesh and Telangana.
National president of Indian Union Muslim League (IUML) K.M.Kader Mohideen while speaking to BPNS said, “The central government has to properly manage things to prevent the Covid surge in Tamil Nadu. The central government did not even consult the Chief secretary or the caretaker government before diverting Oxygen to Andhra Pradesh and Telangana. This is total mismanagement of things amidst the surge of cases due to Covid-19”.
The opposition political parties in union are against the Central government policies regarding the fight against Covid and are trying to bring to the notice of the general public.