COVID: Centre should release funds to states from PM Cares Fund

Stressing that there should no politicisation of the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic, the Shiv Sena on Thursday asked the Centre to release money to states from the PM Cares Fund and also clear GST dues to help them deal with the coronavirus situation.

During the second day of discussion in Rajya Sabha on the pandemic and steps taken by the Centre, Sanjay Raut (Shiv Sena) took exception to the criticism by some BJP leaders, including Rajya Sabha MP Vinay Sahasrabuddhe, of the measures taken by the Maharashtra government to control the pandemic.

“More than 30,000 people have recovered from COVID in Maharashtra. How did it happen?,” he said

In an apparent dig at Union Minister Arjun Ram Meghwal, Mr. Raut said did those people recover by eating “Bhabhi Ji Papad“.

Mr. Meghwal had come under fire after he reportedly claimed that the ingredients of a papad brand ‘Bhabhi Ji Papad’ helps in formation of antibodies needed to fight COVID-19. – PTI

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