Himachal Diary

Vikramaditya draws flak

Politics over the use of state government helicopter seems to be raging in the social media. It is Shimla (Rural) legislator Vikramaditya Singh, who has come under fire for defending the BJP regime for taking on lease a helicopter. Intriguingly, while the Congress is trying to make it a political issue, Vikramaditya has defended the BJP on the issue. “The BJP regime does not need anyone as long as they have Vikramaditya to defend all their acts, right or wrong,” rued a Congress leader. They say this is not the first instance when he has come out in defence of the BJP. Is his defence of the BJP an indication of the turn of political events in the near future, wonder political analysts.

Covering up shortcomings

Facing flak for lack of facilities by the kin of Covid patients at Dr YS Parmar Government Medical College at Nahan, CM tried to justify the shortcomings. He said since its construction was underway, its facilities were still akin to a district level hospital. Interestingly, the health department was quick to take credit while enlisting it as having a functional oxygen manufacturing plant though it was yet to be commissioned. Facilities might be at a nascent stage but one wondered how they were shown offering optimum usage during visits of Medical Council of India’s teams in the past.

Politics above pandemic

While people were suffering from corona virus and many were losing their life in hospitals some political leaders were busy taking jibes at each other on social media. The jibes of political leaders were not taken kindly by netizens who flayed them for playing politics when people were dying for want of medical facilities. The political leaders were accused of being insensitive towards the sufferings of common man and just trying to get media headlines instead of coming forward to offer help.

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