As blame-game between the Maharashtra and Union authorities over provide of medical oxygen and Remdesivir drug to deal with important coronavirus sufferers continued, BJP leaders stepped in to hit out at Nationalist Congress Social gathering (NCP) spokesperson Nawab Malik for elevating allegations in opposition to the Centre.
Malik, additionally a Maharashtra Minister within the Uddhav Thackeray-led dispensation, on Saturday took to Twitter alleging discrimination on the a part of the Centre and stated the latter has requested some export firms to not provide the Remdisivir drug to the state and warned them of cancelling their licence in the event that they didn’t adjust to the directive. To show his level, he posted a picture of a letter from the Meals and Medication Management Administration authorities that he claimed a central authorities order issued to ‘one of many export firms’ to provide Remdesivir to Gujarat solely. Nevertheless, the letter turned out to be one written by FDA of the Gujarat authorities asking an organization (BDR Lifesciences Ltd) to provide the drug to the state, and never an order by the Central authorities.
Quickly after, BJP MP Manoj Kotak shared pictures of two an identical letters issued by the FDAs of the respective state governments of Maharashtra and Gujarat, stating the Centre has no position within the matter. He stated Malik’s act of “spreading misinformation throughout pandemic is legal” and the latter mustn’t contain politics when lives of public are at stake.
The letters issued by the FDA of the resp.states @nawabmalikncp1) Centre has no position on this 2) BDR Pharma had utilized to Maharshtra and Gujarat Govt for permission Each state govts sanctioned the identical within the prescribed format as proven under pic.twitter.com/U28INkt5uq— Manoj Kotak (@manoj_kotak) April 17, 2021
BJP chief Poonam Mahajan additionally hit out at Malik saying the query of step-motherly remedy doesn’t come up right here and the MVA authorities, led by Shiv Sena, NCP and Congress, can solely blame the Centre when it fails to fulfil its personal position.
पत्र गुजरात सरकारचे. लिहिले गुजरात मधल्या कंपनीला. दोष केंद्राचा…आम्ही करणार काहीच नाही. फक्त दोष देणार केंद्र सरकारला…
अजब तुझे सरकार! https://t.co/IJwFTxZy3K
— Poonam Mahajan (@poonam_mahajan) April 17, 2021
Additional, Mumbai BJP spokesperson Suresh Nakhua additionally shared the 2 letters — one written by the BJP-led Gujarat authorities on April 12 and the opposite written by the Mava Vikas Aghadi dispensation on April 16 — to state that the the MVA authorities has not been immediate sufficient in coping with the disaster.
Nakhua stated the MVA authorities was busy in different actions as an alternative of controlling the pandemic and now it was crying foul because the scenario was going out of hand.
In a collection of tweets, Malik had additional stated, “It’s unhappy and stunning that when Authorities of Maharashtra requested the 16 export firms for #Remdesivir, we have been instructed that Central Authorities has requested them to not provide the medication to #Maharashtra. These firms have been warned, in the event that they did, their license will likely be cancelled
Stating that this can be a harmful precedent, Malik additional stated, “…and beneath these circumstances, Maharashtra Authorities can have no selection however to grab the inventory of Remdesivir from these exporters and provide it to the needy.”
Union Minister of State for Chemical and Fertilisers Mansukh Mandaviya then hit out at Malik saying the latter’s tweets are stuffed with half truths and his threats are unacceptable.