On Wednesday, India reported 9996 new positive cases of the novel coronavirus making it the highest daily increase since the Pandemic broke out. Even as there is panic among people, Union Home Minister Amit Shah has kickstarted Political rallies.
Ahead of the Bihar and West Bengal elections, the Bharatiya Janata Party is leaving no stones unturned to register a win. Despite the pandemic and the state of the economy, the party has kick-started “virtual rallies” in states of Bihar and West Bengal. The man addressing the rallies is the Union Home Minister Amit Shah.
A photo has been circulated on social media where villagers in West Bengal are glued to a brand new LED television and are watching the rally of Amit Shah. This happened at the backdrop of massive devastation caused due to Cyclone Amphan. Apparently, as per a report, the Bharatiya Janata Party had set up 70,000 flat-screen television sets and 15,000 giant LED screens across the state to broadcast the virtual rally of the Home Minister.
This didn’t go well with the Twitteratis. At a time when the country is going through a massive economic, health, and humanitarian crisis, the party’s move has attracted severe criticism. Here are a few tweets condemning the act.
People in remote villages of West Bengal listening to @AmitShah during #BJPJanSamvad . This is the reach @BJP4Bengal has achieved thru’ relentless pursuit for last 5 years . People want better days . pic.twitter.com/hBpzysKDNU
— B L Santhosh (@blsanthosh) June 10, 2020
When joblessness is at an all time high, economy is at an all time low, when migrant labourers and their families are struggling to have one meal a day…
BJP had organised 72,000 LED screens for Amit Shah’s virtual rally to start party’s election campaign in Bihar!! pic.twitter.com/8w3kVlv50v
— Ravi Nair (@t_d_h_nair) June 7, 2020
For West Bengal election campaign,Bjp can spend 25000 rupees for one LED's in the village bushes but can't put 7500 rupees in the account of poor, migrant workers even they can't be sent their homes by train or any other transport.The public will remember such lowly politics. pic.twitter.com/xrPlFEEWTs
— Sahadat Hossain (@usersahadattiya) June 10, 2020
Migrant labourers haven't reach yet to their home in Bihar but BJP's LED reached before them.
Finally the best use of Hawala "PM Cares Fund" .
— Abhishek Singh | अभिषेक सिंह (@abhishek3454) June 10, 2020
Don't have money to take back Migrants to their homes, but could conduct 72,000 LED's for campaigning in remote areas of bihar.Self serving dirty politicians of the BJP! The only things that they can do with competence- spreading lies, doing jhumlas and polarization! pic.twitter.com/kcQtrYm1BQ
— HM JUNAID AHMED (@HMJUNAIDAHMED3) June 10, 2020
Our MPs unable to arrange sufficient flights to Karnataka from gulf countries. Air India charging more than double price from its passengers. Shameless BJP govt doesn't have money to take care of its labours but they have money for 72000 LED screens for amit shah's rally..
— Basha jeddah (@bashajeddah) June 10, 2020
Pandemic wagera sab Theekh hai par politics nahi rukni chahiye
— Politically Neutral (@politicallyneu2) June 10, 2020
Mera bhashan hi rashan hai – Modi, 2020 AC (after Corona)
— UTKARSH उत्कर्ष اتکرش 🇮🇳 (@uk_2911) June 10, 2020
— Subrata Roy (@subrata_tamal) June 10, 2020
LED instead of Ventilator. BJP needs only Governance in all states by hook or crook. As far as ventilator is concerned, everyone had seen the quality of ventilator ordered in Gujarat recently by top BJP brass. https://t.co/5h6avpITF2
— Nesar Ahmed Ansari (@nesar_dhn) June 10, 2020