Karnataka Health Minister Slams Opposition For Politicising Covid Advisory

Karnataka Health Minister slams opposition for politicizing Covid advisory

He denounced the political spin being given to the state government’s COVID-19 advisory.


Karnataka Health Minister K Sudhakar today denounced the political spin being given by opposition parties to the state government’s COVID-19 advisory, saying it was issued based on scientific evidence and not for political reasons.

While Congress leader Rahul Gandhi continues his ‘Bharat Jodo Yatra’ across his country, JD(S) second-in-command HD Kumaraswamy is leading the ‘Pancharatna Yatra’.

With barely four months left for the Karnataka assembly elections, the political atmosphere in the state has become charged. However, in view of the Covid situation in some parts of the world, especially in China and the United States, the Karnataka government issued an advisory on what to do.

The move by the ruling JD(S) has come under fire saying that the advice is to curtail the removal of the ‘Pancharatna Yatra’.

Responding to the allegation, the Health Minister said: “The measures taken to control COVID-19 are based on scientific evidence and not political reasons.”

“I pity them because Kumaraswamy has been touring the state for the last 30 days and has abstained from the very important winter assembly in Belagavi,” Mr. Sudhakar told reporters in Belagavi.

Rahul Gandhi has been following his ‘Bharat Jodo Yatra’ for more than 100 days and no one in this course spoke about it, he added.

“We are speaking out now because of rising cases in China, Japan, Korea and the US. Our priority is to protect our people.”

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