Naveen S Garewal
Tribune News Service
Hyderabad, July 8
Telugu Desam Party (TDP) National General Secretary Nara Lokesh has requested Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister YSR Jaganmohan Reddy to lead by instance and put on a facemask when in public.
Lokesh criticised the chief minister for not sporting the facemask that has been made obligatory in public locations, and stated Reddy ought to “practise what he preaches”.
“When the chief minister himself was moved around without a mask, how could he expect people in the state to follow the standard operating procedures (SOPs),” he requested.
Lokesh, the son of TDP supremo and former chief minister N Chandrababu Naidu, pointed to an increase in coronavirus circumstances within the state, and stated following SOPs now was extra necessary than ever.
“I make a humble appeal to the CM not to set a wrong precedent by continuing to appear in public meetings without face mask”, he stated in a message to the CM via the press.
It could also be recalled that Naidu was booked by the AP Police for violating the SOPs and social distancing norms when he went to Vijayawada in May.
Lokesh additionally accused Reddy’s YSR Congress Party (YSRCP) of indulging in a “fake SMS COVID testing” as a substitute of making consciousness to rescue folks.
He claimed Chief Minister Jagan Mohan Reddy himself flouted central authorities’s tips, saying such acts despatched the general public the fallacious message.
“It is well known that on many occasions, the YCP leaders acted as ‘Super Spreaders’ of the deadly virus with their irresponsible rallies and meetings”, he stated saying the if there was one rule for the CM and one other one for the widespread man.
The newest feedback of Lokesh assume significance within the mild of allegations of Chief Minister Jagan Mohan Reddy’s informal angle in the direction of the pandemic regardless of the rising variety of circumstances in his personal state.
“The TDP has been objecting to the adamant attitude of the YCP since the day the epidemic broke out. Everybody knows that CM Jagan Reddy doesn’t care for any advice, both from inside or outside,” Lokesh stated.
“He has got dozens of advisors drawing astronomical salaries from people’s treasury but none of them is ever seen being consulted by the CM on any issue. Even the coronavirus dangerous time is being like a normal disease that comes and goes. It was evident from Jagan Reddy’s paracetamol and bleaching powder comments,” Lokesh stated.
Andhra added 1,062 new COVID- 19 circumstances to its tally on Wednesday, taking whole infections within the state to 22,259. The state’s loss of life toll rose to 264 with 12 new fatalities.