The horror show that transpired in Mumbai yesterday delivered a huge dent to India’s chances to combat the deadly Wuhan virus pandemic. Thousands of migrant workers took to the streets of Mumbai in an apparent attempt to reach their home states. But the puzzling mystery as to how such a big influx of migrants took place at the Bandra Railway station without any bags and suitcases is starting to unravel now.
Vinay Dubey, a ‘social activist’ according to his Facebook profile, is being touted as the henchmen who incited the big gathering through his incendiary video where he told the migrants to defy the nationwide lockdown imposed in the wake of the Wuhan virus pandemic.
Vinay, in the video egged the migrants to join him in his ‘padyatra’ to Uttar Pradesh if the lockdown is not lifted by 14 April and openly said that it is better to die of Wuhan virus than hunger. He urged people to gather in lakhs on the streets and declared the beginning of a movement against the Central and the state governments.
— Team Ruthless 😷😷 (@Ruthlessindia) April 14, 2020
Although Vinay Dubey has been nabbed by the Mumbai Police—in a sensational twist, his political connections to Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) have emerged now. Dubey has been arrested from Airoli by Navi Mumbai Police under IPC sections 117, 153 A, 188, 269, 270, 505 (2) and Section 3 of The Epidemic Diseases Act. He will be produced before a local court today.
#UPDATE Maharashtra: Vinay Dubey who was detained in Airoli for threatening a huge protest by migrant labourers in Kurla, Mumbai on 18th April, was taken to Bandra station by Mumbai Police. pic.twitter.com/KMSUfs1kdr
— ANI (@ANI) April 15, 2020
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The man who provoked migrants, NCP neta Vinay Dubey has been arrested after TIMES NOW exposed the political link to Bandra gathering.
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— TIMES NOW (@TimesNow) April 15, 2020
Vinay Dubey boastfully posted on Facebook of meeting the state Home Minister Anil Deshmukh on April 10. And it does not stop here, Vinay Dubey had earlier fought elections on an NCP ticket as he unsuccessfully contested the UP elections in 2012 from the seat of Varanasi North.
Vinay met Deshmukh who himself has been pinning the blame of the entire fiasco on PM Narendra Modi. “The migrants who converged might have expected Prime Minister Narendra Modi to order the reopening of public transport after the lockdown period was over on April 14,” the state Home minister was quoted as saying.
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After Today's Shocking bandra incidence…This person Vinay Dubey is appealing labours to gather at Kurla Terminus on 18th of April.
— SwaG (@swanandgangal) April 14, 2020
Anti-CAA protestor and anti-Modi activist Vinay Dubey has been to the infamous Shaheen Bagh where he has addressed a gathering—a video of which is also doing the rounds of social media.
Mumbai with an approximate population of 25 million is crammed up and is a happy hunting ground for the Wuhan virus. The ‘Best CM of the world’ according to Bollywood A-listers has been found wanting on several fronts. Whereas the incompetent Aditya Thackeray is busy fighting Wuhan virus on Twitter and other platforms—meanwhile the cases continue to rise in Maharashtra.
People like Vinay Dubey who are close aides of Maha Vikas Aghadi are busy plotting sinister gatherings that can be the undoing of entire nation. The Tablighi Jamaat wound has barely healed and if god forbids something unceremonious happened yesterday, we are staring at a potential community outbreak. The total cases in the country have already crossed 10,000 and Maharashtra is leading the chart in the highest number of cases column.
CM Uddhav needs to pull his socks and drop the charade of having everything under control or else the central government needs to take the charge. Because if this trend continues, Mumbai can emerge as the epicentre of the virus leaving behind New York and that would spell doom for the entire nation.