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Various states resorted to blackmailing during covid crisis: Yogi Adityanath

By PTI

LUCKNOW: Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Monday alleged that various opposition-ruled states resorted to “blackmailing” during the Covid crisis, claiming shortage of medical oxygen.

Speaking during a function at IIT-Kanpur, he claimed that as soon as the Center ordered an oxygen audit, the demand for the life-saving gas “decided to half”.

Adityanath alleged, “You must have seen that various states were shouting for oxygen. As soon as the Center announced the audit of oxygen, their demand was halved. They resorted to political blackmailing during the crisis.”

Adityanath’s remarks came a day after Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia compared the coal situation in the country to the lack of oxygen during the coronavirus crisis.

He alleged that the Center is not ready to accept that there is a coal crisis. During the program, the CM of UP also counted many achievements of his government.

Adityanath said the 13 COVID-19 patients detected on Monday were from Maharashtra, Kerala or West Bengal.

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