After the Supreme Court appointed panel found that the Arvind Kejriwal led Delhi government inflated Delhi’s oxygen needs by four times, the Delhi Chief Minister after initially denying the claims has now taken a sharp U-turn as he has urged to stop the oxygen dispute as he desperately tries to deflect the media and BJP attention towards a potential third wave of the Wuhan coronavirus.
After being cornered on what can be termed as criminal culpability by depriving other states of their oxygen needs by inflating Delhi’s oxygen needs, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has now taken to Twitter in an attempt to deflect the attention from his criminal negligence and incompetence.
The Delhi CM tweeted, “If your oxygen fight has concluded, shall we now get back to work.”
He added, “Let’s come together to build an effective administration where oxygen would never be in shortfall during the third wave. People faced an acute shortage during the second wave, this must not happen during the third wave.”
He concluded, “If we fight amidst ourselves, then corona will win. If we fight together, the country will win.”
ऑक्सिजन पर आपका झगड़ा खतम हो गया हो तो थोड़ा काम कर लें?
आइए मिलकर ऐसी व्यवस्था बनाते हैं कि तीसरी वेव में किसी को ऑक्सिजन की कमी ना हो। दूसरी लहर में लोगों को ऑक्सिजन की भीषण कमी हुई।अब तीसरी लहर में ऐसा ना हो।
आपस में लड़ेंगे तो करोना जीत जाएगा। मिलकर लड़ेंगे तो देश जीतेगा
— Arvind Kejriwal (@ArvindKejriwal) June 26, 2021
It is pertinent to note that the same Arvind Kejriwal was crying hoarse from the rooftops over how the Centre was not helping the Delhi government and picked up needless fights. Now, since he has been caught as his government grossly inflated the oxygen needs of Delhi and hoodwinked both the Centre and the Supreme Court, the embattled Kejriwal is now conveniently raising the peace flag.
The SC audit report stated that Delhi needed 300 metric tons of oxygen, but the Kejriwal government raised the demand to 1200 metric tons. The report read, “Sub-group set up by Supreme Court for Oxygen audit of Delhi “noted gross discrepancy” in actual consumption claimed vs calculated consumption by formula for bed capacity. Former (1140 MT) was “about 4 times higher” than latter (289 MT).”
According to the audit report, four hospitals — Singhal, Aruna Asaf Ali, ESIC Model & Liferay claimed extremely high LMO consumption with very few beds and “the claims appeared to be clearly erroneous leading to extremely skewed info and significantly higher Oxygen requirement for Delhi.” Effectively, the AAP government, in cahoots with certain hospitals, allegedly orchestrated the bogey of “oxygen shortage” in Delhi, thus hoarding vast amounts of medical oxygen which the capital city never required.
Why did it do so? Possibly, for selling such oxygen to the black market. A comprehensive investigation into the matter will most definitely reveal the intentions behind the Kejriwal-led government depriving 12 high caseload states of oxygen they desperately required. After the intervention of the Delhi High Court, the Centre revised Delhi’s oxygen quota sending more tankers to the national capital by decreasing the allotment to other states. It remains to be seen whether the AAP government produced false information and lied to the Delhi High Court to get its daily oxygen quota increased.
Arvind Kejriwal has crossed a line and is directly responsible for scores of people who unfortunately passed away due to the paucity of oxygen when the second pave was at its weak. Kejriwal and his AAP government must not be allowed to scape scot-free.