On Sunday afternoon, union minister singer-actor Babul Supriyo was on dharna in Delhi to protest against what he describes as “Mamta Didi turning a blind eye to the Corona reality in Bengal”
The protest meeting was attended by several BJP leaders after a senior and reputed doctor in Kolkata Dr Biplab Kanti Dasgupta died of health complications due to the corona pandemic.
Says Baabul, “Shockingly Mamta Bannerjee and her government have hidden the fact that the doctor died of complication caused by Corona. She has not mentioned that the dedicated doctor died while caring for Corona patients.Mamta Didi,like Donald Trump, is living in a state of denial. As far as she’s concerned the Corona virus is nothing to worry about, just an invention of the opposition to trouble her.And her yes-men are aiding her illusory behaviour. If this attitude of believe-what-Mamta-tell-you persists Bengal will be destroyed. I won’t let that happen. Let her send as many goons as she likes. I’ve truth on my side.”
Baabul is also worried about the elderly getting food articles in Bengal at their doorstep. “The relief measures taken to ensure Bengal doesn’t suffer during the lockdown need to be implemented properly. The food for the elderly must reach their doorsteps as many of them cannot make the walk out into the roads.Also many elderly residents do not have children at home to do the chores. We in my constituency in Asansol are ensuring that the food and groceries reach the doorstep of the elderly. My team workers in Asansol are at it round the clock. Simply announcing relief measures is not enough. These measures must reach the people they are meant for.”
Speaking of relief, the Indian film industry can expect several measures to tide them over the current crisis.
“But for that, please wait for our very efficient I & B Minister Shri Prakash Javadekar to make the announcements at the appropriate time,” says Baabul.