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Akhilesh Yadav says BJP bigger threat than coronavirus, accuses Yogi Adityanath of not being serious on tackling the pandemic

The Samajwadi Party supremo, at a press conference in Lucknow, also went on to criticise the Yogi Adityanath-led BJP government for not taking the coronavirus outbreak seriously.

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The opposition party’s contempt against BJP does not come as a surprise anymore. However, the malice just seems to be increasing with every passing day. Hitting a new political low, the Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav has gone on to now equate BJP to coronavirus. In a statement, the SP bigwig has called “BJP a bigger virus than corona”.

It is shocking that a senior leader like Akhilesh has come up with such an insensitive comment especially at the time when India is struggling to battle the deadly coronavirus which has caused over 8000 deaths and affected more than 2,00,000 people globally.

The Samajwadi Party supremo, at a press conference in Lucknow, also went on to criticise the Yogi Adityanath-led BJP government of not taking the coronavirus outbreak seriously. He alleged that there are no adequate provisions in UP hospitals and the government is simply unprepared for the crisis.

Even though Covid-19 has been declared a pandemic, the SP chief is of the opinion that instead of dealing with this epidemic, at this point of time, the government should tackle the other issues, which are, according to him, far more serious than the Covid-19 threat.

Trivializing the Central and State government’s fight against the deadly disease, Akhilesh Yadav went on to target BJP by saying: “The issue which the people are worried about is more serious than corona. We will fight this disease for a few days but the BJP, which for its own gain has worked to spread hate across the country is a serious disease. I appeal to all the mothers and sisters to do something to protect themselves from coronavirus but once it’s gone then we all have to fight with this long term disease.”

To contain the coronavirus spread, the Uttar Pradesh government on Tuesday extended the closure of all educational institutions, cinemas, multiplexes and tourists places in the state till April 2 and implemented work-from-home protocol to the extent possible. The Yogi government has also decided to promote students up till class eighth, to the new session, without exams amid the coronavirus threat in the country.

Read: Uttar Pradesh: All students up to class 8 to be promoted to next class without appearing in examinations

The Chief Minister has appealed to the people to avoid venturing into crowded places and not to panic. Yogi Adityanath also ordered that the government will get the coronavirus victims tested and treated free of cost.

Three fresh cases from Noida in last two days took the total number of confirmed patients in Uttar Pradesh to 19. Meanwhile, the total number of novel coronavirus cases in India rose to 170 on Thursday after a record number of fresh cases reported from the various parts of the country.

Globally, the virus has infected more than 2,20,000 people and killed more than 8900, as per the data available online.

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