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Watch: BJP MP poses in front of vehicles carrying corpses, Congress calls it ‘shameful’

In the video, Sharma is seen posing in front of the six garland covered "Mukti Vahans" meant to carry corpses from different hospitals in Bhopal.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi |
Updated: April 20, 2021 2:34:40 pm
BJP's Alok Sharma flagging off "Mukti Vahans" in Bhopal. (Twitter/Alok Sharma)

BJP MP and former mayor of Bhopal Alok Sharma landed himself in a controversy after he was seen posing in front of six mini-trucks meant to carry corpses of those who died of Covid-19. His act drew strong criticism from the Congress that dubbed it as a “shameless photo-shoot”.

In the video, Sharma is seen posing in front of the six garland-covered “Mukti Vahans” meant to carry corpses from different hospitals in Bhopal.

It was also reported that one of the vehicles was stopped just for the photoshoot.

Madhya Pradesh Congress spokesman Narendra Saluja called it a “shameful act”. “Earlier, BJP leaders had worshipped an oxygen tanker in Indore and halted its passage for delivery of oxygen. Now, another leader is seen flagging off Shav Vahans. In another incident, a minister inaugurated a covid care centre. They are finding ‘Apada Me Avsar’ for a photo shoot,” Saluja said.

Sharma, however, rejected the allegation by the Congress and accused it of doing “dirty politics to stir a controversy”.

“I handed over the vehicle to the hospital management. Later, JP Hospital gave that vehicle to that person. The vehicle with the body passed from there in the presence of the media. We are making genuine attempts to make arrangements,” Sharma said.

 

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