While heaping reward on the Left-led Kerala authorities and Congress-ruled Punjab for his or her dealing with of the disaster, Gambhir stated the Delhi CM solely blames the Centre and by no means takes accountability.
- Last Updated: June 9, 2020, 11:09 PM IST
Delhi BJP MP and former India cricketer Gautam Gambhir on Tuesday criticised the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP)-led authorities for the fast rise within the variety of coronavirus circumstances within the nationwide capital.
Saying that Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has been mendacity for the reason that first day when the pandemic broke out, Gambhir advised CNN-Information18 that every one the claims made by the AAP dispensation on well being infrastructure within the metropolis have fallen flat.
The East Delhi MP additionally slammed Kejriwal for opening of liquor retailers that he stated worsened the pandemic scenario, whereas urging the latter to settle for his failings and take assist from the BJP-led central authorities.
While heaping reward on the Left-led Kerala authorities and Congress-ruled Punjab for his or her dealing with of the disaster, Gambhir stated Kejriwal solely blames the Centre and by no means takes accountability.
Edited excerpts from the inteeview:
Deputy CM Manish Sisodia stated by July 15, the variety of circumstances in Delhi will rise to 2.15 lakh and 33,000 beds might be essential and by July 31, 80,000 beds might be wanted, if the circumstances proceed to rise exponentially. This means Delhi has to be prepared to defend the pursuits of Delhiites. Then why did you tweet welcoming the LG order overruling the Delhi authorities’s earlier order?
Aren’t we supposed to have 30,000 beds which had been dedicated by the CM? He has obnoxious numbers each single time and it’s both a press convention or they go to court docket. The Delhi authorities has been mendacity from day one. They don’t need to take any accountability, which could be very shameful.
Are you saying the interval — the two-month lockdown that was supposed to be for capacity-building — hasn’t been utilised by the Delhi authorities?
If you ask me, they need to have sorted the migrants. Even at the moment, the Delhi authorities stated they had been catering to one lakh individuals on a regular basis, however 25 lakh individuals had been leaving Delhi.
Why would they (be leaving) if their wants had been being catered to? They (the AAP authorities) had no funds to cater to these individuals. They gave every little thing free earlier than elections. From migrants to PPEs, to growing tax on diesel and petrol, and 70% tax on liquor… as a result of they had been left with no cash.
No different authorities was on their knees as shortly because the Delhi authorities. They couldn’t even maintain something for a month as a result of they ended up giving every little thing without spending a dime.
The query could possibly be it is a time the place there ought to be no politics and all public representatives ought to have a look at the pursuits of individuals. Could you cooperate with AAP at this level? Can the BJP and AAP work collectively?
I agree with you 100%. The first time when all of the seven MPs and the CM had a name, all of them stated they had been keen to work in any capability with AAP as a result of this isn’t concerning the Congress, BJP and AAP.
If you need assistance, we’re keen to assist you to in any capability. I used to be the primary one to provide Rs 1 crore from the MPLAD fund to the Delhi aid fund as a result of I knew the scenario in Delhi hospitals might be very alarming. I offered them with numbers of PPE distributors.
We simply requested for one factor — the variety of kitchens catering to migrants and so they nonetheless haven’t offered that. They will not be keen to work with us. I’ve helped in each capability I may.
Delhi’s constructive circumstances have elevated exponentially within the final week….horror tales of individuals shedding their family members as a result of beds weren’t out there are developing. What might be performed?
Come out and converse the reality. They have been mendacity since day 1. Just come out and say you weren’t prepared to deal with this pandemic. The CM begins taking part in blame video games and finally he’ll begin blaming the individuals of Delhi. He says asymptomatic individuals shouldn’t be examined. He has no proper to say that. He wants to be sincere with the individuals of Delhi and inform us if he wants help.
People are working from pillar to publish to get their family members admitted. It could be very disturbing. People have taken to Twitter, MPs included. If a spot like Delhi is displaying indicators of a collapsing medical infrastructure, as residents of India ought to we be apprehensive about what could possibly be occurring within the rural belt?
Absolutely. If you see, 4 months in the past Kejriwal’s marketing campaign was on training and well being infrastructure, all of which has collapsed. Now we get to know the truth. His guarantees have collapsed utterly. He was in such a rush to open up every little thing — first liquor retailers after which we could not management the scenario.
Look at how Kerala and Punjab are dealing with the scenario. The Punjab authorities is keen to deal with individuals from Tamil Nadu as nicely as a result of they know their intentions. The Delhi CM solely blames the Centre and by no means takes accountability. He has by no means been in Delhi or has been born and introduced up in Delhi. Say the proper issues, do not give us obnoxious numbers.
So are you of the opinion that Delhi isn’t prepared to open up?
Absolutely not. Opening up liquor retailers was essentially the most detrimental factor Kejriwal did for the individuals of Delhi. He ought to have seen the professionals and cons of it. There had been 5-km queues and have a look at the transmission now. Hotels haven’t any pointers from the Delhi authorities. Delhi was not prepared to open up however he was in a rush to open up as a result of he had no cash.