While the arrival of coronavirus in India has made Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Home Minister Amit Shah and BJP President JP Nadda decide not to attend the Holi meet this year, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has come up with a grand conspiracy theory that all this is meant to divert attention from the Delhi riots. The Modi government has created the coronavirus, she said!
“Today some people are shouting corona, corona [coronavirus] a bit too much. Yes, it is a dreaded disease, but don’t create panic. Some channels are hyping it to suppress the Delhi incident do report when it occurs we don’t want it to spread but do remember all those who died in Delhi, did not die of coronavirus,” the chief minister said in her speech.
Mamata Banerjee said this while addressing activists in Kolkata. The chief minister said, “No one knows how many people died in the Delhi riots. In order to divert the attention of the people, they (central government) are raising the coronavirus issue with the help of TV channels. Their motive is that people do not ask how many people have actually died.”
The chief minister said, “Even if a rat dies in Bengal, these people (BJP people) demand a CBI inquiry. At the same time, there was no judicial inquiry into how many people were killed in Delhi. I demand a judicial inquiry by the judges of the Supreme Court.”
Mamata Banerjee claimed that more than 700 people were still missing after the Delhi violence. “The situation is not good in Delhi. Many became homeless. Zombies are coming out of the drains,” she exclaimed.
Describing the Delhi riot as a pogrom, Mamata Banerjee asked the Trinamool Congress activists to propagate it as “genocide, not violence”.
The West Bengal chief minister seems to be in a rapid-fire round of bloopers. yesterday, she had claimed that Bangladeshi infiltrators who had been voting in India (undetected as Bangladeshis) were now citizens of this country.