When other densely populated large states are improving and opening up their restrictions, why does Manipur continue to remain in an alarming situation, MLA Meghachandra asked.
Congress on Monday demanded the Manipur Government to make public a detailed report on the “alarming” COVID situations in the state, in view of the three day visit by a two member central team to assess the situations in the state.
Speaking to media persons in an online press conference, MPCC vice president and MLA K Meghachandra questioned how the state ended up in such an “alarming” situation even after more than two months of restrictions. Despite all the efforts by the state government, opposition, CSOs, etc, why the positivity rate and death rate remains high, he asked, adding “It is clear that something must be wrong in the COVID management”.
When other densely populated large states are improving and opening up their restrictions, why does Manipur continue to remain in an alarming situation, he asked.
Stating that many families have been devastated by the dreaded virus, the Congress leader said that the COVID curfew, fuel price hike, non-availability of essential commodities, etc are adding woes to the hardships being faced by the people.
Maintaining that the centre acknowledged the present COVID situation of the state and the team led by public health expert Dr Swasticharan is being sent to investigate the situation, MLA Meghachandra demanded the state government to make public a report within two to three days after the team leave on Tuesday.
The MPCC vice president also maintained that it was unfortunate that the BJP of the state termed the suggestions being given by the opposition and voicing the grievances of the people, as politicking. It is not a matter of politics, but life and death, he asserted.
On the other hand, MLA Th Lokeshwar, who was also present during the media briefing lamented that the recent visit by central BJP leaders were not about the alarming COVID situation of the state but to strengthen the party in the state in view of the ensuing state general election. What would be the use of a huge victory when no one is left, he asked.
He appealed to all the political parties, organisations and other bodies to first work towards controlling the pandemic in the state.
MPCC general secretary Hareshwar Goshwami was also present during the press conference.