Modi demonstrating his role as party campaigner, not India’s PM: CPI(M) on BJP rallies in Bengal

Modi demonstrating his role as party campaigner, not India’s PM: CPI(M) on BJP rallies in Bengal Prime Minister Narendra Modi (ANI)

New Delhi: The CPI(M) on Sunday slammed PM Narendra Modi for continuing his campaign in the West Bengal assembly polls despite the surge in COVID-19 cases. CPI (M) general secretary Sitaram Yechury lashed out at Modi in a series of tweets alleging that he is demonstrating his role as a partisan party campaigner and not that of the country’s PM.

“As we Indians suffer under a raging pandemic, we, unfortunately, don’t have a union government. What we have is a PR company, with an electoral campaigner, callously and brazenly unleashing pain, misery and devastation over the masses,” tweeted Yechury.

Modi demonstrating his role as a partisan party campaigner is more important than that of India’s prime minister. That’s why his priority is the election campaign, if any time is left, he does something perfunctory for TV images & headlines. A sorry state, CPI(M) general secretary Sitaram Yechury said in a series of tweets.

 

India is facing its gravest crisis in decades which a former army chief says is like war. But Modi is busy campaigning, unavailable to state CMs and doing a gimmick of a meeting after he has finished with his superspreader events, he added.

India reported more than 261,000 cases on Sunday in the last 24 hours. The new infections, showing no signs of slowing down rose from 2,34,692 cases reported a day earlier, staying above 200,000-mark since April 15. The country reported a high of 2,00,739 cases on Thursday.

The new cases have been increasing at an alarming pace since the country broke the one lakh case barrier on April 4 when it reported  1,03,558 new COVID-19 cases. Within a fortnight, the numbers have doubled, sounding alarm bells throughout the country as medical infrastructure, doctors and patients grapple with resource crunch all over the country.

(With inputs from PTI)

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