Congress Moves Privilege Motion Against Minister Over ‘No Oxygen Deaths’ Remark

Congress Moves Privilege Motion Against Minister Over ‘No Oxygen Deaths’ Remark

Congress Moves Privilege Motion Against Minister Over 'No Oxygen Deaths' Remark

KC Venugopal stated that the Minister “misled the House with false data” (File)

New Delhi:

Congress chief KC Venugopal moved a privilege movement Thursday in opposition to Minister of State (MoS) for Health Bharati Pravin Pawar for “deceptive” the parliament on deaths because of the scarcity of oxygen within the nation through the second Covid wave.

The complete nation witnessed how individuals have been scrambling for oxygen and lots of sufferers in a number of hospitals died because of the scarcity of oxygen through the second wave of coronavirus, he stated.

“I’ve moved a privilege movement to the Rajya Sabha chairman demanding motion in opposition to the Minister of State for Health on account of misinformation given to the Rajya Sabha on my starred query,” KC Venugopal informed reporters.

KC Venugopal stated he had requested a query on how many individuals died within the nation because of the lack of oxygen, however the minister replied that there have been no such deaths.

“This is completely baseless and in opposition to the reality as a result of we’ve got sufficient proof within the public area. You can see that their very own Goa minister quoted that so many individuals died on account of oxygen scarcity. Their Karnataka minister additionally stated so,” he stated, including that ministers in Haryana and Andhra Pradesh additionally admitted deaths on account of scarcity of oxygen.

The Congress chief added that the MoS “misled the House with false data”.

“That is why I’ve moved a privilege movement asking the chairman to ship it to the privileges committee for an intensive inquiry,” he stated.

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