Covid-19 pandemic, situation worsened because of politicians, Shanta Kumar

Apr 17, 2021 14:47 | Poltics

This time the government and leaders have the maximum responsibility for the worsening Covid situation: Shanta Kumar


Dharamsala (Arvind Sharma) 17/4/21


Former Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Shanta Kumar has said that the situation is worsening in the  country  due to the fresh surge of  Corona. “The most unfortunate thing is that this time the government and leaders have the maximum responsibility for this situation.  The negligence of the public is also there but up to a limit. In the past 15 days, the patients of this Pandemic have risen by 5 fold in West Bengal and a similar alarming situation  is also there in  other states which are undergoing  elections,” added Shanta Kumar.


EX Central Minister and Sr BJP leader Shanta Kumar said in his press release issued here today, “It is written  in our scriptures, ‘AAPAT KALE MARYAADA  NASTI’,  means that when life itself is at stake, all rules can be broken. In today's situation, there was absolutely no need to perform Kumbh Mela, where thousands of people are taking baths. Crowds are gathering in temples too, the disease  increases in such conditions. God is everywhere; it is also in our houses, where we could perform our ‘POOJAS’. If all kinds of religious and political programs would have stopped, many could have been saved of this deadly disease.”


Shanta Kumar said that economic activities should continue to an extent, in addition to this, all kinds of religious, social and political programs should have been  stopped.


Shanta Kumar  made a special request to Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Jairam Thakur that the tours  of all the leaders must  be stopped.

 “Ministers and leaders could probably do more work, sitting in the office. Virtual programs can also be conducted, when needed. This disease is not going to stop; the government should start to use all steps  to get the rules to be followed by the public. The amount of the fine could  be increased. When life itself is at stake, every necessary step must be taken by the governments,” said Shanta.