BJP’s Pilibhit MP Varun Gandhi on Monday questioned the decision to impose night curfew and holding the election rallies in the day. He has said that imposing curfew at night and calling lakhs of people in rallies during the day is beyond the comprehension of common man. Recently, Varun’s vocals have been outside the party line. He had also been in support of the agitating farmers on the issues of agricultural laws.
Varun Gandhi tweeted on Monday – ‘Imposing curfew at night and calling lakhs of people in rallies during the day – this is beyond the comprehension of common people.’ In the same tweet, he said, “In view of the limited health systems of Uttar Pradesh, we have to honestly decide whether our priority is to stop the spread of the dreaded Omicron or show electoral power.”
He said that policy makers should lead from the front so that the general public can be motivated to stay indoors.
Gandhi noted that maximum infection usually occurs during the day, as there are fewer people on the streets at night. He called for strict reduction in social gatherings, which may lead to the spread of Covid.
He referred to a note sent by the Center to the Maharashtra government in March 2021, which said that measures such as night curfew, weekend lockdown have very limited effect on preventing or reducing the spread of infection.
Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath directed to implement statewide night corona curfew from Saturday, 25 December in view of the increase in the cases of Covid in various states of the country. Nightly Corona Curfew has been implemented in the state from 11 pm to 5 am.
On the other hand, crowds are gathering in the public meetings of the Bharatiya Janata Party’s Jan Vishwas Yatra and public meetings of prominent leaders of the party are being organized in different areas of the state. The BJP has recently started Jan Vishwas Yatra from six areas of the state, which will pass through all 403 assembly constituencies of the state.
In fact, in view of the ever-increasing threat of Corona and Omicron in the country, there has been a demand to postpone the assembly elections to be held in five states. Recently, the Allahabad High Court had also appealed to postpone the Uttar Pradesh Assembly elections. The Election Commission has not yet announced the official dates for the assembly elections, but all the political parties are engaged in rallies and road shows to demonstrate their strength by mobilizing crowds of lakhs.
This tweet of Varun Gandhi has again raised the question about it. However, answering the question asked on the appeal of the Allahabad High Court, a few days ago, Union Minister Hardeep Singh Puri told the media at the BJP headquarters that the responsibility of deciding which political activity should or should not take place at which place is a The Constitutional Body (Election Commission) is with and it will look into the matter.