BJP on Tuesday took a jibe at the opposition party of Congress. This arrived quickly after the SC dismissed the order to transfer the PM CARES funds to the National Disaster Relief Funds.
The Supreme Court on Tuesday disdained the order to transfer PM-CARES funds for the COVID-19 relief to the NDRF. Particularly after that, BJP took a jibe at Congress, particularly Rahul Gandhi, claiming that he “tried to pull down” the entire government and nation in its battle against COVID-19.
Union Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said, “Rahul Gandhi questioned PM Cares Fund but the Supreme Court has shot down all his arguments. Transparency is writ large in PM CARES Fund. Both in terms of legal requirement and transparent management of funds received on a voluntary basis. Unnecessary targeting of the PM-CARES fund has been done in both high court and the Supreme Court”.
He also added that “Rahul Gandhi has been doing this based on what his advisors. Rahul Gandhi has continuously been making statements to weaken the country on multiple fronts. Rahul Gandhi has left no stone unturned to weaken the country’s resolve in the fight against Coronavirus“.
The Supreme Court on Tuesday declared that both the PM CARES and NDRF are two different types of funds. ‘Both have entirely different objectives and purpose,” said the Supreme Court. And hence rejected the order of transferring the funds to NDRF.
Shankar also added that funds from PM CARES had recently been utilised to purchase about 50,000 ventilators for Covid-19 patients. He also claimed that, “this is the highest since independence as far as ventilator provision is concerned”.
Nevertheless, Congress expressed SC’s final verdict as. “A body blow to transparency and accountability” of the government to its citizens. Congress spokesperson Randeep Surjewala expressed that, “The Supreme Court scrupulously believed that ‘sunlight is the best disinfectant’. Today the court, in a departure from that tradition, passed up an opportunity to demand answers on the PM-CARES fund that seeks public money but plays by its own opaque and murky rules”. (Source: NDTV)