Today News Online Service
New Delhi, April 23
Even as Delhi gasps for breath amid the shortage of medical infrastructure, beds, medical oxygen and drugs, senior government functionaries slammed Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal for televising what they called a “private conversation between him and Prime Minister Narendra Modi”.
“Arvind Kejriwal has descended to a new low,” they said, accusing the Delhi CM of “playing politics using a government platform”.
“He could have held a separate press conference but proceedings of the conference were not supposed to televised,” they claimed.
Soon after Kejriwal made an appeal to the Prime Minister for uninterrupted supply of oxygen, BJP spokesperson Gaurav Bhatia said that “there is no fight between the Centre or the Delhi as the CM has tried to make out as”.
“A lot of charges can be made against Arvind Kejriwal but this is not the time,” BJP spokesperson said.
“Four days back he said there is no shortage of beds. There was no need to politicise it,” he said.
A few minutes ago, Kejriwal had gone live, appealing to Prime Minister Narendra Modi to help Delhi with medical oxygen. He said other states of “blocking” oxygen for Delhi. He was speaking at a meeting the Prime Minister is holding with chief ministers of 10 affected states.
Government functionaries say that the meeting was not meant to be televised and that the Delhi CM had tried to “palm off his inadequacies on the Centre”.
At least 25 critically ill patients who were on high flow oxygen at Sir Ganga Ram Hospital in New Delhi have died in the past 24 hours, according to reports.