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Congress accuses Gujarat govt of selling masks for profit

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Congress spokesperson Abhishek Manu Singhvi has accused the BJP-led Gujarat government of allegedly making profits in the selling of N95 masks in the state. Singhvi said that in Gujarat, the masks are procured at Rs 49 and later sold by the government at Rs 65. The attack has come after the Gujarat High Court order which was critical of Ahmedabad City Hospital and called it a dungeon.

The Congress slammed the BJP and said that the “movers and shakers” of the government are unaware of the ground situation.Calling the handling of the coronavirus situation by the Gujarat government “pathetic”, Singhvi elaborated that the Ahmedabad City Hospital has the count of 62% of the total deaths in Ahmedabad. He also added that apart from this, there are no ventilators, PPE kits, and alleged that the government has allowed private players to conduct tests easily.

He reminded that Ahmedabad is the parliamentary constituency of Union Home Minister Amit Shah and despite that, the conditions are so bad. Singhvi also criticised the role of Governors in the non-BJP-ruled states. He reminded how in Bengal, the Governor is very vocal about the state policies, but in Gujarat there’s silence.

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