Bihar Deputy Chief Minister Sushil Kumar Modi Thursday slammed RJD chief Tejashwi Yadav for not directly drawing parallels between the explosion of COVID-19 instances on the state BJP headquarters in Patna and the Tablighi Jamaat congregation in Delhi in March.
Greater than 100 individuals, together with get together leaders and others employed for working varied errands on the BJP’S Birchand Patel Marg workplace, had despatched their samples for examination on Monday, and take a look at reviews the next day confirmed that 24, together with 4 BJP office-bearers, had contracted the virus.
“They’re holding gatherings within the title of digital rallies and spreading coronavirus. To which jamaat (creed) do these individuals belong,” has since been an oft-repeated wisecrack by the chief of the opposition, who has avoided mentioning the Islamic organisation by title, whereas utilizing the pun to make it clear what he was hinting at.
The barbs have riled the BJP to no finish, given the get together’s vociferous criticism of the congregation at Nizamuddin in Delhi, the place lots of of international delegates had taken half, and on which a large country-wide spike was blamed when the pandemic was in its early levels.
The deputy CM, who has typically been at loggerheads with RJD supremo Lalu Prasad and his household, got here out with a stinging tweet aimed on the chief of the opposition within the meeting, with out referring to him by title.
“Any particular person or premises can fall prey to a world pandemic like coronavirus. The viral an infection has contaminated the likes of British Prime Minister Boris Johnson, Prince Charles, the appearing chairman of Bihar legislative council and one of many RJD’s nationwide vice-presidents,” mentioned Sushil Modi in his tweet.
The senior BJP chief was referring to Awadhesh Narain Singh, who examined optimistic for COVID-19 just a few days after administering oath of workplaces to 9 newly-elected MLCs, and Raghuvansh Prasad Singh, a staunch Lalu loyalist who was recognized with the illness a month in the past.
“Ought to all these individuals be taunted for getting contaminated? If regardless of all precautions, these frequenting the Patna Excessive Court docket, the Raj Bhavan and the BJP state headquarters ended up catching the contagion, do they warrant a comparability to the international Jamaatis,” the deputy CM mentioned.
“Had the RJD’s younger management learnt a little bit of social courtesy, we might not have heard utterances about skinning the prime minister alive,” he added.
The BJP chief was referring to an notorious comment by Lalu Prasad’s elder son Tej Pratap Yadav a few years in the past. The maverick RJD chief had hit the roof upon downgrading of the safety of his father, who ended up behind bars shortly after due to convictions in fodder rip-off instances.
“If something untoward occurs to my father, Narendra Modi might be held answerable for that. He might be skinned alive (chamdi udhed denge),” the mercurial RJD chief had mentioned.
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