New Delhi, After the West Bengal government released fresh data about the COVID-19 situation in the state, the Bharatiya Janata Party launched a scathing attack on it on Tuesday.
State BJP in-charge and party General Secretary Kailash Vijayavargiya demanded the resignation of Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee.
Vijayavargiya, speaking to IANS, said that Banerjee should speak in a serious manner and take responsibility. She has no right to continue in office, she should resign immediately. He said that Mamata is only doing politics, she has nothing to do with the lives of people.
He alleged that instead of focusing on COVID-19 the Mamata government is fighting with the Centre and the Governor. In such a situation the people of West Bengal are sitting on a keg of gunpowder.
After pressure from the central team on Monday, the state government released new figures about the coronavirus situation in the state on Tuesday. According to the data, 296 new cases have been detected in West Bengal in the last two days and 98 people have died.
According to the data released by the Union Health Ministry on Tuesday morning, there were 1,259 coronavirus-infected people in Bengal, out of which 218 were discharged from hospital, while the death toll has seen a tremendous increase. As of Tuesday morning, 133 people have died.
The Central government team that went to West Bengal to investigate the situation returned on Monday after a two-week long tour. In its letter to the Chief Secretary of the state, the team said that despite every effort the state government did not cooperate.
The committee said that the mortality rate due to coronavirus is the highest in West Bengal. During its two-week long tour the team wrote 11 letters to the Chief Secretary and various state departments to obtain information.