Uddhav Thackeray To PM Narendra Modi: Maharashtra Not Lagging Behind In COVID-19 Fight
Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray on Thursday told Prime Minister Narendra Modi that the state was not lagging behind in the fight against COVID- 19, and urged him to affirm that there should be no politics in this effort.
He was speaking during the video-conference meeting with PM Modi to review the coronavirus situation in the country.
His statement comes a day after Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan made a stinging attack on the Maharashtra government, saying that it had "singularly bogged down" the entire country's effort to fight the virus.
A statement issued by the Chief Minister's Office (CMO) said that Mr Thackeray requested the Prime Minister to address the leaders of all political parties, asking them to refrain from indulging in politics on the issue.
He said Maharashtra has increased the number of daily tests and requested for additional vaccine doses. He also sought PM's help in procuring oxygen and ventilators from other states.