Priyanka slams UP govt over Agra COVID-19 deaths

Congress General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra.

New Delhi,(Samajweekly) Congress General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra on Monday sharpened her attack on the Yogi Adityanath government in Uttar Pradesh over the deaths of 28 coronavirus patients in Agra in the last 48 hours and accused the government of trying to bury the truth by propagating the “Agra model”.

“In Agra, 28 Covid-19 patients died who were admitted in the last 48 hours. How shameful this is for the UP government that they tried to bury the truth by propagating this model. Questions were raised on government’s no test, no corona policy but the government did not answer,” Priyanka Gandhi, who is also party in-charge of eastern Uttar Pradesh, said in a series of tweets attaching a news report.

“If the UP government continues to act carelessly, consequences are going to be very dangerous,” she said in another tweet. According to news reports, at least 28 Covid-19 patients died in Agra’s SN Medical College (SNMC) died in the last 48 hours.

Earlier in the day, she questioned the state government over the alleged suicide of a couple after losing their jobs due to the nationwide lockdown to combat the spread of Covid-19 and asked it to focus on work instead of publicity.

The Congress General Secretary has been critical of the Uttar Pradesh government in the last couple of months. She has been highlighting the issue of job losses during the nationwide lockdown to combat the spread of novel coronavirus.

Many workers have returned from other states after the nationwide lockdown was announced. According to the state government, it transported over 15 lakh migrant workers from different parts of the country through Shramik Special trains and state government buses.