Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav on Sunday accused the Uttar Pradesh authorities of hiding the COVID-19 loss of life figures, and claimed the state authorities didn’t wish to give the statistics because it didn’t wish to assist the folks.
He additionally highlighted the problem of lecturers dying throughout panchayat ballot obligation within the state.
“The government did not give the statistics pertaining to the COVID-19 deaths, nor any help was given to them. They (UP government) did not give the statistics of COVID-19 deaths, as they did not want to help (the people),” he informed reporters.
“When the teachers went on (panchayat poll) duty, it was said that only three teachers died (on poll duty due to COVID-19). Later, when organisations and we raised questions, the government had to admit that actually how many lives were lost,” the SP chief stated.
A lecturers’ physique had earlier claimed that over 1,600 lecturers and staff of the Basic Education Department have died in Uttar Pradesh because the first week of April on account of COVID-19, and stated that 90 per cent of them have been on panchayat ballot obligation.
However, Satish Chandra Dwivedi, the UP minister of state (impartial cost) for primary training, had stated that every one these deaths can’t be attributed to election obligation and in line with authorities knowledge, solely three lecturers had died on account of COVID-19.
On May 31, the UP Cabinet had permitted a monetary help of Rs 30 lakh for the relations of presidency personnel who died on obligation throughout the just lately held panchayat election, together with those that succumbed to COVID-19 inside 30 days of ballot obligation, a spokesperson stated.
The Cabinet had additionally permitted growing the compensation quantity from Rs 15 lakh to Rs 30 lakh.
“The duration of duty as defined by the Election Commission of India was the basis on which the State Election Commission had formed the guidelines, in which the duration of COVID-19 infection and death was not considered. Hence, for the compensation, death due to COVID-19 within 30 days from election duty has been made the eligibility criteria,” a state authorities spokesperson had stated.
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