Kolkata: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Wednesday sharpened her attack on the prime minister over the resurgence of Covid-19, terming it a Modi-made disaster and demanded that he quit if unable to provide adequate medical supplies to combat the disease. She alleged that 65 per cent of the drugs manufactured in the country for tackling the pandemic have already been exported.
The Covid-19 pandemic had subsided in the country but has surged in a second wave owing to the monumental failure of the central government and negligence and total incompetence on its part,” she said addressing public meetings at Chanchal in Malda and at Harirampur in Dakshin Dinajpur districts.
As the Election Commission did not accede to Trinamool Congress” request to hold the last three of the eight-phase election in West Bengal on a single day, Banerjee said she is forced to combat the sharp rise in infections in the state as its chief minister as well campaign for Trinamool Congress, her party.
Hitting out at Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Banerjee said “The country is facing a Modi-made disaster. Modi Babu will have to take responsibility on why medicines to treat COVID-19 are not available in the market … You have to provide medicines or leave the chair. Either you control Corona or move out.”
“The second Covid wave is more intense There are no injections or oxygen. Vaccines and medicines are being shipped abroad even as there is a scarcity of these items in the country,” she said earlier a rally at Balurghat in Dakshin Dinajpur district.
“It is not a man-made disaster, it is Modi made.” she added.