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COVID-19: Siddaramaiah slams Sriramulu for ‘only God can save Karnataka’ remark, says ‘let him resign’
Bengaluru (Karnataka) [India], July 16 (ANI): Former Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah on Thursday hit out at state Health Minister B Sriramulu for stating that “only God can save Karnataka” from COVID-19 and asked him to resign from his post.
Speaking to media here in Bengaluru, Siddaramaiah said, “The government cannot say that we are helpless. Why is the government in power? You have power and you have money. It is your primary duty to serve the citizens of the state.”
On being asked about Karnataka Health Minister’s statement, the Congress leader said: “Let him resign and go out. God will help you only if you will put all your efforts.”
Meanwhile, President of the Karnataka Pradesh Congress Committee DK Shivakumar tweeted “Karnataka’s Health Minister saying ‘Only God can save Karnataka’ reflects poorly on @BSYBJP govt’s ability to handle the Covid crisis. Why do we need such a government if they cannot tackle the pandemic?”
Sriramulu had said on Wednesday that either people should inculcate awareness or only God can save them from COVID-19.
“Who can save us at this time? It’s either God or people should inculcate awareness in them. Congress leaders are involved in political mudslinging at this time. This is not fine and it will not help them in any way,” the Minister had said.
“It is a crucial time, in the interest of the general public. I request all the Congress leaders not to indulge in loose talk regarding the issue, it leads to more panic situation among the general public. We are ready to adhere to any punishment if we did any wrong thing,” he had added. (ANI)