Aam Aadmi Get together MLA from Matia Mahal, Shoaib Iqbal, has demanded President’s Rule in Delhi within the midst of town’s raging battle with Covid-19.
Iqbal, who was with the Congress until month earlier than the 2020 Meeting elections, stated in a video message, “I’m pained by Delhi’s situation. I’m very fearful, I can’t sleep. Persons are not getting oxygen and medicines. My buddy is struggling. He’s in hospital however isn’t getting oxygen or a ventilator. I’ve his prescription for remdesivir however the place do I get it from? His youngsters are working round… Right now, I’m ashamed of being an MLA as a result of we’re not with the ability to assist. The federal government isn’t with the ability to assist both. I’m a six-time MLA, the senior most. However regardless of this, nobody is responding, you possibly can’t contact any nodal officer. On this scenario I wish to request the Delhi Excessive Courtroom to impose President’s rule in Delhi in any other case there can be lifeless our bodies on the street,” he stated. Iqbal has represented the Matia Mahal constituency within the Delhi Meeting in varied factors since 1993.
Iqbal has beforehand been with the Congress, Lok Jan Shakti Get together (JLP) and three avatars of the Janata Dal — Janata Dal, Janata Dal (Secular) and Janata Dal (United). AAP ended his successful streak from the seat in 2015. AAP has not responded to Iqbal’s feedback thus far.
Reacting to Iqbal’s assertion, Delhi BJP spokesperson Harish Khurana stated, “Iqbal is not only an AAP MLA, he’s additionally the one with essentially the most expertise within the Delhi Meeting. If he’s saying that the scenario has gone uncontrolled and individuals are struggling, and President’s rule needs to be imposed within the states, he’s proper. We additionally imagine that Delhi ought to now be below the Centre’s management and there needs to be President’s rule as Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal isn’t with the ability to handle the scenario.”
Delhi Congress Vice-President Abhishek Dutt, in the meantime, stated that the Military ought to take over Delhi and handle its well being infrastructure to convey an finish to the unfold of Covid and associated deaths within the metropolis. He additionally alleged that the federal government had slowed down RT-PCR testing within the state and the figures of Covid deaths weren’t being reported appropriately.