Hospitals painted for PM’s “photoshoots”, alleges Congress, AAP

Hospitals painted for PM’s “photoshoots”, alleges Congress, AAP

The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) and the Congress took jibe on Prime Minister Modi visit to the Morbi Civil hospital and said that hospital was painted before PM’s visit to cover up its flaws. The two parties pointed out the hospital was painted so the prime minister can hold “photoshoots”.

The AAP took to it’s official Twitter account and shared a video that allegedly exhibits the hospital being painted before PM’s visit. Along with the video it wrote, “141 people are dead, hundreds are missing, no action has been taken against the real culprits, but BJP workers are busy covering up to prepare for the photoshoot.”

The renovation, which is not uncommon ahead of visits by top government functionaries, has enticed criticism.

The Congress also took to it’s so social media handle to share the pictures of the hospital and said the hospital was freshly painted and new tiles were installed to prepare for PM Modi’s visit. It also slammed the prime minister and wrote, “They are not ashamed! So many people died and they are engaged in preparing for an event.”

AAP Delhi MLA Naresh Balyan also remarked on the issue. Taking to his Twitter handle, he wrote, “There is a limit to shamelessness.”

Gujarat Congress spokesperson Hemang Raval commenting on the issue wrote, “When so many people are dying, painting and decoration work is happening at the civil hospital in Morbi. The BJP is only known for its event management. There are two types of disasters but the BJP in Gujarat is the third type of disaster. Instead of painting and decorating, they should ensure that the patients get proper treatment.”

It was on the Sunday evening, that a suspension bridge collapsed in Gujarat’s Morbi district, leading to the death of more than 130 people.


The Statesman

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