Continuing their political assault on the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) for its lackadaisical attitude towards dealing with the vector-borne disease outbreak in the national capital, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Sunday asserted that while Delhi is turning into hell because of Dengue and Chikungunya, Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia continues to remain abroad.
“As far as Chikungunya, malaria and dengue are concerned, these are very sensitive issues and have to be handled sensibly. Delhi is turning into hell as far as diseases are concerned. Delhi is sinking,” BJP leader Sambit Patra told ANI here.
Talking about the Lieutenant Governor writing to Sisodia, asking him to come back from his Helsinki tour, he further said that there was nothing wrong with him making such a request, as the people of Delhi needed every help possible.
Yesterday, Sisodia responded to the charges that he was ‘holidaying’ in Helsinki by asserting that he was on an educational tour.
“I’m in Finland. We need to learn a lot from their education system, the best in the world. I have visited approx a dozen schools, colleges, skill centers and universities in the last 3 days. Have met senior officials of Education Ministry, Educators, Principals, Teachers, students and others. We have worked hard in Delhi on improving education and now we’re here to see what more needs to be done,” he said in a series of tweets.
Yesterday, Delhi Health Minister Satyendra Jain issued an order declaring Chikungunya as ‘dangerous’ and directed the Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) to keep a record of all such cases and alert the city government. Chikungunya and dengue have reportedly claimed 30 lives so far.