NEW DELHI: The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) chastised Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Wednesday after being seen on camera slouching in his chair during Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s COVID-19 review meeting. Kejriwal was reportedly seen crossing his arms over his head and slipping down the chair’s back as Modi talked through video conference. The BJP Delhi took to Twitter to upload video footage of the event, writing, “Mannerless Delhi CM!”
Kejriwal and the AAP have yet to issue a public statement in reaction to the saffron camp’s onslaught. Naveen Patnaik, Odisha’s chief minister, Basavaraj Bommai, Bhupesh Baghel, Chhattisgarh’s Bhupesh Baghel, and Andhra Pradesh’s Jagan Mohan Reddy were also visible in the 19-second video clip issued by the BJP.
Modi warned chief ministers and top officials from several states during the review meeting to remain cautious since the COVID-19 pandemic’s troubles were not yet ended.
Additionally, the prime minister requested that vaccinations be prioritized among all eligible youngsters as soon as possible, calling for the implementation of specialized school-based programmes.
Modi also emphasised the need for Centre-state collaboration, noting that it is even more critical in the current war scenario, as India faces several hurdles as a result of supply chain interruption. The prime minister encouraged all states to lower VAT on fuel costs, referring to petrol and diesel prices.
West Bengal, Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Jharkhand, Andhra Pradesh, Maharashtra, and Telangana were among the states he mentioned. “I am only pleading with you to do what should have been done six months ago,” Modi told these states’ chief executives.
Edited By: Khushi Thakur
Published By: Mohammed Anees