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No danger of Covid-19 spread due to Congress rally in Jaipur: CM Gehlot

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December 11, 2021, 9:04 pm

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Rajasthan chief minister Ashok Gehlot. File Photo

Jaipur: Rajasthan chief minister Ashok Gehlot said that there was no possibility of spreading Covid-19 due to the Congress rally to be organized at Vidhyadhar Nagar Stadium on December 12. Gehlot was replying to the criticism that the Congress party is facing due to the rally as Covid-19 cases are on the rise in the state. HE said that the rally was being organized under different circumstances and there was no danger of any increase in Covid-19 infection.

“Is there a demand for oxygen today? is anyone on a ventilator?” Gehlot asked. He said that comparing the Congress rally to political rallies during the West Bengal election was wrong.

“The situation was completely different at that time. There was no oxygen, no medicines. People were dying due to the lack of oxygen. Today the situation is not like that,” he said adding the Prime Minister had no idea then that this variant would later be called Delta.

More than 1 lakh Congress workers are likely to participate in the rally being organized against growing inflection in the country. Rahul Gandhi would address the rally.

While Congress leaders are claiming that they would ensure compliance with Covid-10 guidelines, it would be impossible to maintain social distancing for such a huge crowd of people. Congress state president Govind Singh Dotasara and in-charge Ajay Maken said that only those who have received both doses of Covid-19 would be able to attend the rally, but in reality, it would be difficult to implement.

First published: December 11, 2021