BJP MP Rajeev Chandrasekhar lambasts Delhi CM: ‘Don’t start burning bridges with India’s friends’
BJP MP Rajeev Chandrasekhar said it was inappropriate to make such baseless remarks to cover up their administrative failures and to provoke animosity with allies.
A day after Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal claimed that there is a "Singapore variant" of COVID-19 which is "very dangerous" for children, the Foreign Affairs Ministry has hit out for making false claims without checking the facts, and also debunked the social media assertions.
In an official statement, the Foreign Ministry said, "MFA regrets the unfounded assertions made on Facebook and Twitter by Chief Minister of Delhi Arvind Kejriwal that a variant of COVID-19 found in Singapore was particularly harmful to children and could cause the third wave of infections in India. MFA is disappointed that a prominent political figure had failed to ascertain the facts before making such claims. MFA met the High Commissioner of India P Kumaran this morning to express these concerns."
"As highlighted by MOH in its press release of 18 May 2021, there is no “Singapore variant”. The strain prevalent in many of the Covid-19 cases in recent weeks is the B.1.617.2 variant, which was first detected in India," the statement added.
BJP MP Rajeev Chandrasekhar too lambasted Arvind Kejriwal saying he is also in the race with Rahul Gandhi to create ambiguity to divert people's attention from their defeat.
In a tweet, Rajeev Chandrasekhar MP explained that the bridge with the friends of the country should not be broken to cover up one's own mistakes.
He said it was inappropriate to make such baseless remarks to cover up their administrative failures and to provoke animosity with allies.
Rajeev Chandrasekhar said that the fight between Rahul Gandhi and Arvind Kejriwal to cover up their shortcomings and bring them to the notice of the people was a testament to that.
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