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Congress Leaders Flay UP Government, Accuse Yogi Of Depriving The Dead Dignity
Lucknow, May 13 (TNA) The Uttar Pradesh Congress on Thursday endorsed the demand raised by party general secretary Priyanka Gandhi for a probe by a sitting judge of the High Court into the countless bodies being dumped in water bodies of the state.
Addressing a joint virtual press conference, the UPCC Chief Ajay Kumar 'Lallu' and the leader of the Congress legislature Party (CLP) in he UP Assembly, Aradhana Misra 'Mona' said that the unfolding stories were heart-gutting and slammed the Yogi Adityanath government in the state for even depriving "dead the dignity" of last rites.
Mishra said it was unfathomable that the rights enshrined in the Constitutions were being shred to pieces by such macabre incidents as she pointed out that the discovery of the dead in PPE kits and bags were indicative that they had died of the Coronavirus.
Saying that if the first wave of COVID brought the migrant crisis to the fore, the second wave of the pandemic had led to a humanitarian crisis in India, specially Uttar Pradesh.
The BJP government in the state completely failed to provide people life-saving drugs, oxygen, hospital beds and now even after death, the victims are being ill-treated and not given a decent send-off, she stated.
Ajay Kumar 'Lallu' blamed the state government of not only failing big-time in saving the lives of the people but also accused it of being "busy in headline management".
While reality on the ground is frightening and entirely different to the narrative set by the state government, they are busy hiding data, facts and are in denial mode, he added.
He also pointed out how the UP countryside was being ravaged by the deadly virus, neither were RTPCR tests being conducted in villages or medicines were available there. The CHC and PHC's, he pointed out, were in tatters and the entire healthcare in the state had collapsed.