BENGALURU: The opposition Congress on Thursday stepped up the assault on the ruling BJP in Karnataka and demanded the arrest of social gathering MP Tejasvi Surya and a celebration MLA, alleging they had been behind the rip-off involving blocking of hospital beds meant for Covid sufferers within the metropolis.
Surya, the Bengaluru South BJP MP and Yuva Morcha president, Bommanahalli BJP MLA M Sathish Reddy and Basavanagudi MLA Ravi Subramanya on Tuesday made claims concerning the mattress blocking rip-off in Bengaluru and doubted the involvement of some Muslims, who had been deployed on the Covid War Room of the Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP).
As the expose went reside on Tuesday and Surya learn out their names, Subramanya screamed on the BBMP officers, “Have you appointed these people for Madrassa or the Corporation (BBMP)?”
To this, Reddy was seen saying there was an intention behind hiring them and these folks had been behind it.
The Congress mounted the assault citing experiences in a bit of the media alleging Reddy’s involvement.
“It’s like pot calling the kettle black. The truth has come out now that the BJP leaders are behind the bed blocking scam,” the Congress tweeted.
“Arrest Satish Reddy who has been operating the bed booking scam with the help of his supporters, and the young MP (Tejasvi Surya) who accompanied him, and carry out a detailed investigation,” the social gathering added.
Satish Reddy was not out there for his remark.
Meanwhile, BJP nationwide common secretary (organisation) B L Santhosh slammed the Congress for attacking Surya.
“After @Tejasvi_Surya exposed the hospital bed booking scam of BBMP, all were silent for a while. Suddenly everyone started shouting realising that the names were from a single community. Their secularism was in danger. @INCKarnataka leaders are bankrupt both in thoughts & action,” the senior BJP chief stated.
Meanwhile, the company, which had employed these 17 Muslims stated they had been among the many 214 folks deployed on the War Room.
An govt of the agency informed PTI requesting anonymity that caste and faith aren’t the consideration for them to rent folks.
“We told them (Muslim employees) that till the time the police inquiry is on, they will not be placed at the war room but we have not fired them either. They will remain our employees till they are found involved in some wrongdoings,” the chief stated.
In view of the rising Covid instances and fatalities within the state, the federal government ordered that personal hospitals also needs to reserve 80 per cent of the beds for Covid sufferers.
However, many individuals complained that they weren’t getting beds with out paying bribes and buying medicine at an exorbitant worth within the black market.
The police have arrested seven folks thus far in reference to the alleged mattress rip-off and 90 folks for promoting Remdesivir in black.
Karnataka is seeing a steep rise in Covid instances.
There had been over 50,000 infections and 346 deaths, which had been single-day excessive on Wednesday.
There are about 5 lakh energetic instances within the metropolis.