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Sanjay Raut defends Maharashtra's COVID-19 fight in Rajya Sabha

"Kya log bhabhiji ke papad kha karke theek ho gaye (Did people recover after eating bhahiji ke papad)?” Shiv Sena MP Sanjay Raut on Thursday said while taking a dig at ‘some Rajya Sabha MPs’.

Sanjay Raut defends Maharashtra's COVID-19 fight in Rajya Sabha
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“Many people in Maharashtra are recovering. I want to ask the members how did so many people recover (from coronavirus)? Kya log bhabhiji ke papad kha karke theek ho gaye (Did people recover after eating bhahiji ke papad)?” Shiv Sena MP Sanjay Raut on Thursday said while taking a dig at ‘some Rajya Sabha MPs’. 

Raut’s ‘bhabhiji papad’ remark was in a mocking reference to Union Minister Arjun Ram Meghwal who launched the same saying that it can help develop antibodies against COVID-19. However, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader was himself tested positive for the coronavirus later.  

The number of rising coronavirus cases in Maharashtra are concerning and it has been one of the worst-hit states in India from the inception of the coronavirus outbreak. Earlier, Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan also raised concerns over the same saying that maximum cases were being reported from Maharashtra. 

Reacting to this, Raut said that the World Health Organisation (WHP) has appreciated efforts of the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) for being able to control the situation in Dharavi. 

“I want to state these facts as some members here were criticising Maharashtra government yesterday. The situation in Dharavi is under control and WHO has appreciated efforts of BMC,” he said. 

While addressing the upper house on day four of the monsoon session of Parliament, Raut informed that his mother and brother are also COVID-19 positive. He, however, asserted that many people in Maharashtra are recovering. 

“My mother and brother are infected with COVID-19. Many people in Maharashtra are recovering. I want to ask the members how did so many people recover? Kya log bhabhiji ke papad kha karke theek ho gaye (Did people recover after eating bhahiji ke papad)? This isn't a political fight but a fight to save the lives of people,” he said.

As of September 16, the coronavirus cases in Maharashtra have risen to 11,21,221 and the death toll has touched 30,883. The active cases in the state remain 2,97,125 while almost 7,92,832 people have recovered from COVID-19. On Wednesday, Maharashtra reported 23,365 coronavirus cases and 474 fatalities in 24 hours.

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