Telugu Desam Party (TDP) using COVID for political interests.
Amaravati: Asserting that the state government, under the leadership of Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy has been taking stringent measures to contain COVID 19 in the state, Minister Botsa Satyanarayana said TDP leaders Chandrababu Naidu and Nara Lokesh are creating tension and confusion among the public for their political interests.
Speaking to media at the party central office here on Monday, the Minister said the state government has laid special focus on bed availability, oxygen, and medicines and taking measures to ensure 50,000 beds are available across the state. He said the government has set up 104 call centre and providing beds to the required patients within two hours and added that a state command control centre has been set up and higher officials are alert and monitoring the situation.
While the state government has been running from pillar to post to fight the pandemic, Naidu and yellow media are propagating false information to create unrest in the state. He said while the employees have been striving hard to fight against the pandemic, the comments of Naidu and Lokesh are damaging the confidence among them.
He said officials became alert in the oxygen supply issue in a hospital in Vizianagaram and saved lives with great effort and slammed Naidu for not praising the doctors and criticizing the government over the issue. He said the government would welcome any reasonable suggestions from the opposition and flayed Naidu for not giving one responsible suggestion to the government.
The Minister came down heavily on Nara Lokesh for demanding to cancel or postpone Class 10 and Intermediate exams and said the state government has taken the decision to conduct exams for the future of the students. He questioned how can the students compete in national-level institutions without writing the board exams. He questioned Naidu and Lokesh why they didn't comment or react while Narendra Modi said lockdown is the last option.