Rajya Sabha has taken up the discussion on COVID-19 situation.
Participating in the discussion Leader of the Opposition Mallikarjun Kharge lauded the efforts of COVID Warriors including doctors and health care workers. Mr Kharge highlighted the plight of the people during the pandemic. He also criticized the government for mishandling the situation.
Earlier, while initiating the discussion, Swapan Dasgupta of BJP lauded the government’s welfare measures including free ration to people. He also talked about massive vaccination drive against COVID. Saying country’s economy is resilient, Mr Dasgupta said it has helped in tackling the pandemic challenges.
In the Rajya Sabha, when the house met after second adjournment at 1 P.M., YSR Congress members trooped to the well demanding special status for Andhra Pradesh. Leader of the House, Piyush Goyal urged the agitating members to allow the house to take up discussion on COVID-19 pandemic saying it is an important issue which has affected the entire world. Amid noisy scenes, the house took up discussion on COVID-19 situation. YSR Congress members continued their protest which forced a brief adjournment of the House till 1.34 P.M.