Currently, Shivraj Singh Chauhan is the Chief Minister of Madhya Pradesh and Vishnu Dutt Sharma is the president of BJP in the state.
The Congress party of the state claimed that the BJP leaders were only engaged in seeking applause from their fellow party workers by making such statements. Despite “3.28 lakhs deaths from January to May this year” In the state which is 54 percent higher than the normal fatality rate.
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Statement made by Tarun Chugh
On the 8th of August, Tarun Chugh tweeted
“How can corona harm Madhya Pradesh where state president is Vishnu and Chief Minister is shiv”. He was at the state BJP office to participate in the launch of Rashtriya Swastha Swayam Sevak Abhiyan, a program to provide health care training to BJP workers so that they can volunteer during this pandemic.
Chugh also states that 135 crore COVID-19 vaccines will reach countries by December this year.
The Congress party’s reaction regarding the statement
Meanwhile, Congress Spokesman Bhupendra Gupta strikes out at BJP, saying that these are the tactics of leaders to get applause from their party workers. He further claimed that the BJP state president himself admitted that 3500 people from the families belonging to BJP workers and leaders had died due to COVID-19.
On comparing the two leaders with Hindu gods he said, ‘ such dictatorial forces in the entire world consider themselves as supreme powers’. Such forces believe they are God.
BJP secretary Rajnish Agarwal declining the allegations
However, declining this the state BJP secretary Rajnish Agarwal said that this is a way of speaking. Chugh only mentioned the first names of the CM and BJP state president.
He also said ‘the pandemic spread across the world. It was important how the state government dealt with it and the party organization was engaged serving the people in the time of crisis and now the pandemic is under control’. Furthermore, Agarwal alleged that Congress only spread chaos during the pandemic time.