Priyanka launches ‘Zimmedaar Kaun?’ campaign over COVID-19 deaths


There were countless lives lost due to centre’s negligence and it must be held accountable, says Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi Vadra.


She alleging that the government’s negligence led to reported death cases in the country. However, the experts says, the unreported cases of death can’t be ascertained.


Announcing the launch of a ‘Zimmedaar Kaun?’ (who is responsible) campaign through a Facebook post, the Congress general secretary said as part of this exercise she would ask questions of the government on behalf of the people over its handling of the coronavirus pandemic.


She alleged, “The government went into a mute spectator mode which led to a painful situation.”


Exporting vaccines, doubling the export of oxygen in 2020, and compared with other nations, delayed ordering of vaccines whose quantity was also not proportionate to population — on many fronts, the government’s actions were irresponsible,” she said.


The figures of deaths during the second wave and painful photographs of people from across the country depicted how deadly its impact was, the Congress general secretary said.


“The whole country spent those days in a lot of pain. Many people lost their loved ones,” Priyanka Gandhi said.


“And today, when this wave is slowing down naturally, suddenly the government is reappearing through its media and machinery, again our Prime Minister (Narendra Modi) and his ministers have come forward and started making statements,” she said.


“But how did we get here?” she asked.


“One of the world’s largest vaccine producers, one of the largest producers of oxygen, a country whose doctors are famous all over the world — how did we reach a point where our people were losing lives due to lack of oxygen, hospital beds and vaccines,” she said.


Asserting that every Indian’s life is precious, she said the government is accountable towards the people and towards those who have lost their loved ones, and, therefore, it is important to ask questions of the government.


“Countless lives were lost due to the government’s negligence. Therefore, questions need to be asked,” Priyanka Gandhi asserted.