“Then India does not need a PM”: Subramanian Swamy lashes out at Modi government for oxygen shortage


BJP’s Rajya Sabha MP Subramanian Swamy has lashed out at the Centre’s Narendra Modi government for the acute oxygen shortage in India’s national capital, which has left scores of Indians dead in the last few days.

Swamy, who is a member of the parliamentary standing committee on health, tweeted, “Govt should stop saying how much O2 is available but tell us how much has been supplied and to which hospital. As far back as October 2020, the Standing Committee of Parliament for Health had warned of the acute shortage in O2 cylinders in output & supply. Govt did not bother.”

When a Twitter user asked him if he was not a part of the system given his association with the ruling BJP, the outspoken parliamentarian wrote, “I was part of the Standing Committee and we did our job and reached the Report via Parliament to Government. There ended ” my part of the system”. I and other MPs have no role beyond that. If implementation is also within MPs power then India does not need a PM.”

The Indian government has come under sharp scrutiny for its questionable handling of the unprecedented pandemic. Questions are being raised on the inaction by the Indian government with global media highlighting the rapidly worsening pandemic. India has recorded more than 3,60,000 positive cases in the last 24 hours.