There has been a spike in the number of COVID-19 cases in the national Capital during the past week and it had touched 8,700 just before Diwali. The number of deaths has also been on the rise with 131 people having died on November 18. Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said he was mulling about shutting down selective shut down of markets, but deputy chief minister Manish Sisodia said there would not be a lockdown.
With this current situation in the backdrop, National Herald spoke to Opposition leader and Congress general secretary Ajay Maken, who underscored that there has not been a consistent plan Delhi. It has always been a knee-jerk reaction. The government hasn’t spent enough resources in tackling the disease, instead they spent Rs 32 crore in advertising about the Diwali puja, said Maken, who was a former minister both in the Union cabinet and in Sheila Dikshit’s government.