“India is surviving on the system created by Nehru-Gandhi”: Shiv Sena’s brutal dig at Modi government for inept handling of pandemic


The Shiv Sena has taken a brutal potshot at the Centre’s Narendra Modi government by acknowledging that the country was able to withstand the ongoing pandemic because of the system created by ‘Nehru-Gandhi.’ The ruling party of Maharashtra wrote in an editorial, published in its mouthpiece Saamana, that the system created in the past 70 years by previous prime ministers, including Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru, Indira Gandhi and Manmohan Singh, has helped the country live through the tough times that it is facing today.

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“In clear terms, India is surviving on the system created by Nehru-Gandhi. Many poor countries are offering help to India. Earlier, countries like Pakistan, Rwanda and Congo used to get help from others. But due to the wrong policies of today’s rulers, India is going through that situation now,” news agency PTI quoted the excerpts from Saamana editorial, published in Marathi.

The editorial added, “The UNICEF has expressed fear that there is a threat to the world from India due to the pace at which coronavirus is spreading in the country. It has also made an appeal that maximum number of countries should help India in the fight against COVID-19. Bangladesh has sent 10,000 Remdesivir vials, while Bhutan has sent medical oxygen. Nepal, Myanmar and Sri Lanka have also offered help to ”aatmanirbhar” India.”

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has come under global condemnation for looking the other way when the danger of the deadly pandemic loomed large. Instead of making arrangements to deal with the latest wave of the pandemic, which has killed tens of thousands of people in the last few days alone, PM Modi was seen busy attending election rallies.

A report published in The Caravan magazine has sensationally alleged that the BJP leadership including PM Modi, Home Minister Amit Shah and the party president JP Nadda had sacked its the then Uttarakhand Chief Minister TS Rawat since he had objected to the holding of this year’s Kumbh Mela with full glory.

More than three million devotees gathered at the Kumbh Mela in Uttarakhand in April alone, making its attendees super-spreaders of the virus.