PUNE The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has alleged that the state government’s lethargic approach to tackling the Covid-19 situation in Pune is the cause of the daily case numbers rising.
The BJP has also demanded a provision of ₹500 crore for the city, warning the state against a lockdown in Pune.
A BJP delegation met Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC) commissioner Vikram Kumar, and demanded an increase in testing and vaccination in the city.
Pune member of Parliament (MP) Girish Bapat, mayor Murlidhar Mohol, city president Jagdish Mulik, standing committee chairman Hemant Rasane, house of leader in the PMC, Ganesh Bidkar, and former MLA Bapu Pathare, were part of the delegation.
Bapat said, “We demanded the PMC increase its rate of testing as well as vaccination centres. Private hospitals have shown a positive response to the demand for beds. The state government should provide funds for Pune city to tackle the Covid-19 situation.
News Source : Hindustan Times