Bengaluru Covid ‘bed blocking’ scam: Chorus grows against BJP leaders for allegedly trying to ‘communalise’ issue
A day after a video indicating BJP leaders reading out names of BBMP South Zone Covid-19 war room staff members from a particular community went viral, there has been widespread criticism against the leaders for allegedly “trying to communalise” the issue.
As per a video live-streamed from Bangalore South BJP MP Tejasvi Surya’s YouTube account, he is heard reading out names of 17 people, with Muslim names, while questioning the official in charge, “Who appointed these people?” Similar claims are being made by BJP MLAs Satish Reddy, Ravi Subramanya, and Uday Garudachar as well, as seen in the video….
Meanwhile, Leader of Opposition in the Karnataka Assembly Siddaramaiah termed the BJP leaders’ conduct as “really unfortunate and insensitive”…. the former CM said, “Tejasvi Surya and other MLAs were seen asking if the workers were appointed to run a madrasa after reading out the names….