Tribune News Service
New Delhi, September 17
The Rajya Sabha on Thursday witnessed heated exchanges between the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) and the BJP over the difficulty of managing COVID-19 pandemic within the nation with the previous claiming it “foolish” to ask individuals to clap and beat utensils, which was countered by later by giving the instance of Mahatma Gandhi bringing “charkha” as a logo of nationwide cohesion.
While collaborating in a debate on COVID-19 within the House, AAP’s Sanjay Singh stated: “I want to ask this government, tell me anyone research in the world that shows COVID can be prevented by clamping utensils and by clapping. The entire opposition will not go home but will clap with the Prime Minister and light ‘diyas’ in the Parliament premises.”
Noting that the federal government had introduced “such absurd and foolish schemes and expect the entire country to be fooled by you”, Singh additional used the event to hit on the authorities to search for alternative in instances of catastrophe and alleged corruption within the procurement of kit to battle the illness, together with thermometers and oximeters.
Countering the accusation, BJP’s Sudhanshu Trivedi hit again saying Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s transfer was symbolic and sought to unite the nation socially similar to Mahatma Gandhi selected the image of “charkha” for nationwide cohesion throughout the freedom battle.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi had in March requested individuals to clap, beat metal plates and ring bells to precise gratitude in the direction of COVID-19 frontline warriors, who’re saving others’ lives whereas risking their very own.
Trivedi added: “Burning diyas and beating utensils and clapping were symbolic in the fight against coronavirus. Would the British have run away by the use of the ‘charkha’? The ‘charkha’ was symbolic which Mahatma Gandhi chose in uniting the country against the British. The same way, Prime Minister Modi made ‘diyas’ and beating utensils symbolic in bringing together all Indians in the fight against COVID.”