Covid crisis in Tripura: Congress demands resignation of Biplab Kumar Deb

Agartala, Sept 9 (UNI) Tripura Pradesh Congress Committee (TPCC) on Tuesday demanded BJP-IPFT government led by Biplab Kumar Deb to resign accepting their failure to prevent the spread of Covid-19 and miserably failed to ensure treatment facilities in the state.

TPCC chief Pijush Kanti Biswas told media that Tripura government had got three months time to build up Covid care infrastructure in the state but they failed and alleged, “Covid was appeared as an opportunity for the ruling party to loot out public fund had been meant for improving health infrastructure and support the Covid patient,” Biswas said.

He warned if the situation is not improved and death cases are not arrested immediately, Congress would launch a statewide movement from September 12 next to press for the demand of the resignation of Biplab Kumar Deb. “We have tolerated a lot, but now rampant reports are coming of lapses in the Covid hospitals and the government is insensitive to the death of innocent people. We can not let the people die due to mismanagement. If he is not capable of discharging your duties he should resign”, Biswas said.

He rued the party had sought an appointment of Chief Minister and sent the detailed list of issues to be discussed in such a crisis situation but till now there was no response from CM’s office, which shows the attitude of the government towards public cause.

Biswas, however, charged Chief Minister Deb of maintaining clandestine relation with CPI (M) through his predecessor Manik Sarkar and observed, “When Sarkar seeks time for his party issues, Biplab Deb gives him immediate appointment and passes good time with him. But when we wanted to discuss Covid issues he kept mum, which cleared the relation of ruling BJP-IPFT with CPI (M).”

He further attributed that the healthcare condition of Tripura reached to such a level, senior

professor of Agartala Govt Medical College (AGMC) and renowned medicine specialist Prof Pradip Bhowmik is fighting for his survival for three days. Finally, he was referred to Kolkata after his condition deteriorated and here the doctors could not do anything because of poor infrastructure.


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