Meenakshi Lekhi slams Sanjay Raut: “I am aghast at the double-speak”

21st July 2021

21st July 2021

Meenakshi Lekhi

Bharatiya Janata party slammed Shiv Sena MP Sanjay Raut for the hypocrisy of Maha Vikas Aghadi government and questioning the Centre's claim that no one died due to shortage of oxygen during the second wave of pandemic.

On Tuesday, Minister of State for Health Bharati Pravin Pawar told the Parliament that no deaths due to lack of oxygen were “specifically reported by states and Union Territories” during the second Covid wave. 

Shiv Sena tried to use that situation to benefit their petty politics and reacting to the report, Raut has said that people who lost relatives to oxygen shortage should take the Central government to court. "I am speechless. For families who have lost their loved ones due to the shortage of medical oxygen, how would they've felt listening to this. These families should file a case against the government.”

"Mr Sanjay Raut I am aghast at the double-speak of double defaulters, Shiv Sena and Congress. Pleases provide the number of deaths in the state of Maharashtra due to Oxygen shortage to the central government and also to the press. Same logic applies to Delhi state which was the epicenter," Union Minister Meenakshi Lekhi said.

The party also underlined its point in tweets.

"See how Hippocratic (sic) and shameless Shiv Sena leader Sanjay Raut is. In May 2021 Thackeray government had submitted a report to the Bombay High Court and claimed, no patient died due to shortage of oxygen. Centre prepared its report on basis of information forwarded by state government," the BJP tweeted.

"Now reacting on this report Sanjay Raut express his fake anguish and said, he was speechless and case should be filed against Centre government for this claim. His statements once again exposed shameless politics of MVA government, precisely Shiv Sena," the party added.

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