BJP protests against Kejriwal for failing to curb Covid, pollution

BJP protests against Kejriwal for failing to curb Covid, pollution
New Delhi, Nov 19 (IANS) BJP leader Vijay Goel on Thursday led a protest against Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal for the state government's failure to check the pollution and rising Covid cases in the national capital.

Protesting at the ITO near the Delhi Secretariat, Goel and other party workers held play cards and shouted slogans against the Chief Minister.

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Terming Kejriwal's campaigns on pollution and Coronavirus as drama, Goel said, "This is a drama to stop engine at red light as Kejriwal has failed in checking the pollution and the corona."

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He said Kejriwals' anti-pollution drive -- 'Red Light On- Gaddi Off' was actually 'Corona On- Pollution On- Kejriwal Off'.

The National capital has been reeling under pollution and Covid.

Kejriwal started the campaign -- Red Light On- Gaddi Off -- to make the car owners to stop the engine at red lights in a bid to curb pollution.

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On the rising Covid cases, the Delhi Chief Minister on Thursday called an all party meeting as Covid cases surged in Delhi.

The situation of Covid-19 remains grim in the national capital.

The latest surge has left the healthcare system here gasping for relief. The hospitals in Delhi, both government and private hospitals, as of now, are left with only nine per cent ICU beds with ventilators.

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Apart from severe patients, the patients with moderate symptoms are made to wait hours before admission in the hospitals. Besides, the non-Covid patients are running from pillar to post just to get hospital beds in the capital city.

--IANS

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