Mamata Banerjee alleges Centre is diverting Bengals Oxygen supply chain to UP

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Addressing journalists on Friday, the West Bengal Chief Minister said, “To win West Bengal, the Bharatiya Janata Party have increased the coronavirus infection across the country. Our oxygen supply chain has been diverted to Uttar Pradesh.”

“SAIL used to supply oxygen to West Bengal. Yesterday, there was an instruction that SAIL would now supply the same oxygen to Uttar Pradesh. Is Bengal a beggar? When it comes to elections, they want to capture Bengal, but when it comes to oxygen supply, they are diverting it to other states,” Mamata said

The West Bengal government has procured 5,000 cylinders of oxygen and diverted them to Covid-19 hospitals to meet the acute demand, she said, adding that “negotiations are on with one source to arrange for more cylinders.”

West Bengal CM further claimed discrimination even in vaccine distribution. She stated, “Gujarat has been given vaccines to cover 60% of its population, while other states have been given not more than 15% – 20%. In Gujarat, vaccination is being done at (BJP) party offices. We have asked for more vaccines and have urged the Centre to fix a rate

News by Subho at 11:27 IST

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