Why is UP’s Covid death rate so high if cases not rising: Priyanka

Priyanka Gandhi

New Delhi, Hours after UP”s ruling BJP warned her of “action”, Congress General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra on Wednesday continued her attack on the Yogi Adityanath government, asking if the cases of coronavirus were not increasing in the state, then why is its mortality rate is so high.

In a tweet in Hindi, Priyanka Gandhi, who is the in-charge for the eatsern Uttar Pradesh said: “Out of 15 districts with the highest death rate, four districts are of Uttar Pradesh.

In Jhansi, one out of 10 Covid-19 patient is dying, in Meerut, one out 11 Covid patients is dying, one out of 14 patients in Agra and Etah is dying. If the number of Covid-19 patients is not increasing, then why the death rate is still high.”

She also attached two pictures which showed the top 15 districts in India with highest mortality rate and in another image highest mortality rate in in 10 districts of Uttar Pradesh.

Her remarks came a day after she rued the death of 28 Covid-19 patients in UP”s Agra within 48 hours of admission into hospital.

Earlier in the day, Uttar Pradesh Deputy Chief Minister Keshav Prasad Maurya warned Priyanka Gandhi of ”action” if she continues to resort to cheap politics and does not respond to a notice serve by the Agra District Magistrate for posting wrong figures of Covid deaths.

“The Congress General Secretary is resorting to cheap politics since Covid-19 cases started emerging in UP. The claim of deaths made by her in Agra due to Covid-19 is false. The district administration has served her notice and if she fails to reply then we will take action,” he said.

He said that earlier, the Congress indulged in “bus politics” and when their state party president Ajay Lallu was sent to jail, Priyanka Gandhi did not even bother to meet him.

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