Jharkhand Chief Minister Hemant Soren has taken a dig at Prime Minister Narendra Modi saying he got a call from the PM where the latter only spoke about his ‘Mann Ki Baat’, but did not listen. Soren’s remark on the prime minister’s call has gone viral on social media.
The JMM leader in a tweet on Thursday said, “Today, the respected Prime Minister called. He only spoke his ‘Mann Ki Baat’. It would have been better if he had talked about something fruitful and listened.”
आज आदरणीय प्रधानमंत्री जी ने फोन किया। उन्होंने सिर्फ अपने मन की बात की। बेहतर होता यदि वो काम की बात करते और काम की बात सुनते।
— Hemant Soren (@HemantSorenJMM) May 6, 2021
Officials said that Soren was unhappy as the telephone call ended up being a one-way communication as he was not allowed to speak about his concerns and it was only the PM who talked. PM Modi on Thursday spoke with the chief ministers of Odisha, Andhra Pradesh, Telangana and Jharkhand.
Hemant Soren’s tweet irks BJP
As the tweet by Soren went viral, BJP leaders launched an attack on the Jharkhand CM whereas Congress utilised the opportunity to criticise the prime minister.
Jharkhand BJP leader Babulal Marandi said, “Hemant Soren is a failed Chief Minister. Failure in governance. Failure in tackling COVID in the state. Failure to assist people. To hide his failures he demeans the office he holds. Wake up and work, Mr. Soren. The clock is ticking.”
Hemant Soren is a failed CM.
Failure in governance.
Failure in tackling COVID in the state.
Failure to assist people.
To hide his failures he demeans the office he holds.
— Babulal Marandi (@yourBabulal) May 7, 2021
Assam BJP leader Himanta Biswa Sarma said, “Your tweet is not just against minimum decorum but is also a mockery of the pain of the people of your state, for whom the Prime Minister called you. You have pulled a despicable stunt. You have lowered the dignity of the Chief Minister’s post.”
आपका यह ट्वीट न सिर्फ़ न्यूनतम मर्यादा के ख़िलाफ़ है बल्कि उस राज्य की जनता की पीड़ा का भी मजाक़ उड़ाना है जिनका हाल जानने के लिए माननीय प्रधानमंत्री जी ने फ़ोन किया था। बहुत ओछी हरकत कर दी आपने। मुख्यमंत्री पद की गरिमा भी गिरा दी https://t.co/AIm0V6uc17
— Himanta Biswa Sarma (@himantabiswa) May 6, 2021
Meanwhile, Congress leader Pawan Khera said, “It is a very serious and worrying that even at this time, the Prime Minister only wants to talk, not listen.”
यह एक गम्भीर चिंता का विषय है कि ऐसे नाज़ुक समय में भी प्रधानमंत्री सिर्फ़ बोलना चाहते हैं, सुनना नहीं। https://t.co/2RMj63d6Q1
— Pawan Khera (@Pawankhera) May 6, 2021
Jharkhand blames Centre
Notably, Jharkhand is fighting a massive surge in COVID-19 cases in the past few weeks and repeatedly accused the Centre of not assisting it as per expectation. In fact, Jharkhand health secretary Arun Singh had said that the state received only 2,181 vials of Remdesivir—an antiviral drug used in the treatment of severely affected COVID-19 patients.
The health secretary has claimed that no other aid from the Centre has reached the state. He added that the state government wanted to import 50,000 vials of Remdesivir from Bangladesh, but is yet to receive permission for the same.
The state on Thursday reported 5,770 fresh COVID-19 cases and 141 deaths.
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