New Delhi: The BJP has made several allegations against the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) government of Delhi, citing the alleged oxygen audit report. The BJP says the Delhi government had demanded four times more oxygen than it needed during the second wave of the coronavirus pandemic, and their “lies” led to disruption in the supply of life-saving oxygen in at least 12 states.
These claims have been rejected by Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal. The CM said, “My crime – I fought for the breath of my 2 crore people. When you were doing an election rally, I was awake all night arranging for oxygen. I fought, pleaded to get oxygen to the people. People have lost their loved ones due to lack of oxygen. Don’t call him a liar, he is feeling very bad.
My crime – I fought for the breath of my 2 crore people
When you were doing an election rally, I was awake all night arranging for Oxygen. I fought, pleaded for people to get oxygen
People have lost their loved ones due to lack of oxygen. Don’t call them liars, they feel so bad
— Arvind Kejriwal (@ArvindKejriwal) June 25, 2021
Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia said that there is no such report. He said that the alleged report has been prepared at the BJP headquarters.
Sisodia said, “We have spoken to the members of the ‘Oxygen Audit Committee’ constituted by the Supreme Court. He said that he has not signed any such report. The BJP is presenting a false report, which has been prepared at its party headquarters. I challenge him to submit a report which has been signed by the members of Oxygen Audit Committee.
BJP spokesperson Sambit Patra, citing the report, said that during the second wave when the cases of infection were at its peak, the Delhi government had demanded 1,140 metric tonnes of oxygen while it could not even use 209 metric tonnes.
He said that according to the Delhi government’s formula also, it needed 351 metric tonnes of oxygen, while according to the central government’s assessment, the requirement was 209 metric tonnes and the Kejriwal government had expressed the need of 1,140 metric tonnes of oxygen.
Let us inform that the second wave of Kovid-19 in Delhi in April and May had a very bad effect. During this, many people died every day due to lack of oxygen in various hospitals of the city.