‘If that is their mindset … ‘: Mansukh Mandaviya hits again after Congress accuses him of concentrating on Rahul Gandhi’s ‘Bharat Jodo Yatra’ | India News

‘If that is their mindset … ‘: Mansukh Mandaviya hits again after Congress accuses him of concentrating on Rahul Gandhi’s ‘Bharat Jodo Yatra’ | India News
‘If that is their mindset … ‘: Mansukh Mandaviya hits again after Congress accuses him of concentrating on Rahul Gandhi’s ‘Bharat Jodo Yatra’ | India News

NEW DELHI: Union well being minister Mansukh Mandaviya on Wednesday hit out on the Congress for questioning his letter to Rahul Gandhi over Covid protocols throughout his Bharat Jodo Yatra.
“If somebody thinks that how can a small particular person query particular folks, what can I say about their mindset? Questioning me on that is like obstructing me from doing my obligation as well being minister of the nation,” Mandaviya stated reacting to objections raised by Congress leaders on his letter.
Mandaviya had on Tuesday written a letter to Rahul Gandhi and Rajasthan chief minister Ashok Gehlot asking them to stick to Covid precautions in the course of the Bharat Jodo Yatra or think about suspending the programme.
“It is my obligation to make sure that Covid-19 would not unfold within the nation. 3 Rajasthan MPs had written to me that a lot of Yatra individuals have been detected Covid optimistic,” Mandaviya stated justifying his letter.
“I wrote the letter to Rahul Gandhi after consulting specialists within the well being ministry,” he added.
Earlier as we speak, the Union well being minister held a high-level overview assembly amid surge in Covid circumstances in China and another international locations.
Stating that Covid-19 is just not over, the minister urged folks to be on alert.
The Congress has accused the federal government of selectively selecting on the Bharat Jodo Yatra due to its success.
“The BJP was taking out yatras in Karnataka and Rajasthan. Has well being minister Mansukh Mandaviya despatched letters to their organisers too?” Congress chief Pawan Khera requested.
“We are questioning why an analogous letter was not despatched to the president of BJP in Rajasthan Satish Punia who’s finishing up a Janakrosh Yatra there. We perceive there’s not a lot of a response to that Janakrosh Yatra. There are not any folks there,” he stated.
The senior Congress chief stated the BJP was taking out yet one more yatra in Karnataka.
“Has the well being minister additionally despatched this letter to the Karnataka BJP. We need to know. Today, in case you have been to journey by air, no one will ask you to put on a masks or use a sanitiser,” stated Khera.
All India Congress Committee common secretary (communication) Jairam Ramesh requested the BJP to not play politics on the matter.
“I can perceive that the BJP is afraid and is in bother after seeing the success of the Bharat Jodo Yatra,” Ramesh stated.
“Parliament is assembly usually. Masks are now not obligatory wherever together with on flights. The BJP has taken out yatras in Rajasthan and Karnataka. There has been no advisory from the Centre to states of late besides the one issued yesterday on genome sequencing,” he stated.
Jairam Ramesh additionally underlined that in March 2020, the Modi authorities allegedly “delayed” imposition of lockdown by a minimum of per week to allow the toppling of the Congress authorities in Madhya Pradesh.
“Public well being is way too critical a difficulty on which to play social gathering politics. If there’s a protocol for gatherings Bharat Jodo Yatra will abide by it undoubtedly,” he stated.

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