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Relying on PMO useless: BJP MP Subramanian Swamy wants Nitin Gadkari as Covid war incharge Covid-19
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Relying on PMO useless: BJP MP Subramanian Swamy wants Nitin Gadkari as Covid war incharge

India Blooms News Service | @indiablooms | 05 May 2021, 07:02 pm

New Delhi/IBNS: In an explosive statement, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) parliamentarian Subramanian Swamy on Wednesday said relying on the Prime Minister's Office (PMO) to tackle the Covid-19 crisis in the country was "useless".

Swamy also went on to say Union Minister and BJP veteran from late Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee's era, Nitin Gadkari, should be made incharge of the fight against the second wave of the pandemic.

"India will survive (the) Coronavirus Pandemic as it did Islamic invaders and British Imperialists. We could face one more wave that targets children unless strict precautions now are taken. Modi should therefore delegate the conduct of this war to Gadkari. Relying on PMO is useless," Swamy tweeted.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi is facing massive criticism over the second wave of the pandemic, which has led various hospitals overwhelmed with patients, for holding rallies in election-bound states in March-April and allegedly not focussing on the crisis.

The central government has been slammed over the shortage of Oxygen supplies in hospitals and also the export of Covid-19 vaccines to foreign countries at a time the inoculation drive took a hit due to shortage of the doses.

As per various media reports, the Covid-19 toll in the country is a mask hiding behind a much greater figure of deaths apparently occurred due to the contagion.

In various images, pyres were seen burning round the clock while several parking lots were converted into crematoriums.