Mumbai: Nawab Malik, a minister and NCP leader in the Maharashtra government, has accused the central government and PM Modi of giving more importance to the West Bengal Election 2021 than the coronavirus pandemic.
"Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray was trying to talk to PM Narendra Modi over the phone, but was told from his office that PM is on a tour of West Bengal. This shows that BJP is more interested in winning elections than in dealing with this crisis," Nawab Malik said.
Nawab Malik has also made serious allegations against the Center regarding the supply of Remedesvir. He has said that due to the fear of the Center, the companies making Remedesivir are not supplying it in Maharashtra. He said that companies are being threatened that if they give this injection to Maharashtra, their license will be canceled. It is sad and shocking.
Ban on export, but not allowed to sell in the country
"16 exporters in India are not allowed to sell injections of 20 lakhs of ramadhesivir. Now that the central government has banned its export, they are asking for permission to sell it in the country, but they are not being allowed. In this situation, the Government of Maharashtra will have no choice but to seize the stock of Remdesvir from these 16 exporters and supply it to the needy," Nawab Malik said.
"The central government has said that Remedisvir should only be sold through the 7 companies that are producing it. Now these 7 companies are also refusing under pressure from the Center. This issue needs attention and it should be made available in all government hospitals in the state," he added.