May 12, 2021

Madhya Pradesh: BJP, Congress conflict over oxygen tanker worship by minister

The ruling BJP and Congress on Sunday lashed out at one another after a video went viral of a state minister and his supporters breaking coconuts and a priest chanting prayers in entrance of a tanker transporting oxygen from neighbouring Gujarat. A pointy spike in COVID-19 instances throughout MP has given rise to a reported scarcity of medical oxygen.

In movies being circulated on social media, MP PWD minister Tulsiram Silawat and his supporters may be seen providing prayers in entrance of the tanker in Indore and posing in entrance of the automobile for media images.

“When the tanker, which began from Jamnagar in Gujarat, reached Chandan Nagar Chowk on Saturday night time, it was stopped for an hour by Silawat for puja paath to quench their thirst for media protection. They repeated the act when the automobile reached a filling station,” MP Congress spokesperson Neelabh Shukla alleged.

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  • “They did this nautanki when there may be an acute scarcity of oxygen in hospitals and critical sufferers are gasping for breath,” he added. Hitting again, Indore BJP chief Gaurav Randive stated the tanker was not stopped “even for 5 minutes” at Chandan Nagar Chowk and was despatched instantly to a filling station.
    “The video of us providing prayers had been of the time when the tanker was being emptied on the filling station,” Randive claimed. Indore’s tally rose to 89,317 on Sunday with the addition of 1,692 new instances, whereas the toll elevated by seven to the touch 1,047.