IMPHAL: Over the allegation of BJP-leader Ram Madhav in a tweet that Congress leaders visiting the state did not follow COVID -19 protocols, Manipur Pradesh Congress Committee has responded by saying that while its leaders complied fully with the standard protocol it is doubtful whether BJP leaders did so during their recent visits.
MPCC Vice President Dr Kh Ratankumar told a press conference at Congress Bhavan on that BJP clarified that the allegation from BJP National General Secretary Ram Madhav that its MP Gaurav Gogoi and Ajay Maken entered the state disregarding COVID-19 guidelines was totally baseless. BJP will go to any extent to tarnish anyone with blatant lies even while having full knowledge about the truth, he added.
Ratankumar further mocked by saying that the concept of BJP’s ‘Ram Rajya’ should be changed to ‘Ravan Rajya’, charging that the actions of the saffron party are in total opposite to the ideals that they preaches, irrelevant of the ground realities.
Ratankumar said that the two Congress leaders were immediately quarantined at Imphal Hotel. He stated that Ram Madhav’s tweets regarding the Congress leader’s visit were wrong, and furnished copies of permission taken from various authorities of the government. BJP’s immoral political tactics are carried out in absolute disregard of truth, fact checking, and prevailing rules and laws, he added
On the other hand, Rantankumar raised suspicions whether BJP leaders who had recently visited the state and attended various public interaction programs were following actual SOPs related to Covid-19 pandemic. He said that MPCC staunchly condemned the partisan outlook of the BJP-led government in the state and asked whether there are separate rules for Congress party and BJP with regards to COVID-19 guidelines in the country insisting that BJP leaders are allowed to roam freely at will.
MPCC Vice President Rantankumar on behalf of Congress party demanded investigations by the authority regarding recent visits of BJP leaders in the state as to whether they had entered the state following proper guidelines and rules enacted to fight against COVID-19 in the state.