New Delhi: The system developed by the Nehru-Gandhi and followed by the previous Prime Ministers have helped India to tide over this tough time, an editorial on Shiv Sena's mouthpiece 'Saamana' read.
While smaller neighbouring countries offering help to India, the Modi government is not even willing to suspend the multi-crore Central Vista project in Delhi it ridiculed the Centre.
"The UNICEF has expressed fear that there is a threat to the world from India due to the pace at which coronavirus is spreading in the country. It has also made an appeal that a maximum number of countries should help India in the fight against COVID-19. Bangladesh has sent 10,000 Remdesivir vials, while Bhutan has sent medical oxygen. Nepal, Myanmar and Sri Lanka have also offered help to 'aatmanirbhar' India," the Sena said in an editorial in its mouthpiece 'Saamana'.
"In clear terms, India is surviving on the system created by Nehru-Gandhi. Many poor countries are offering help to India. Earlier, countries like Pakistan, Rwanda and Congo used to get help from others. But due to the wrong policies of today's rulers, India is going through that situation now," it said.
Shiv Sena also expressed surprise that nobody feels regret in making a new Parliament building while the country is accepting aid from even small neighbours like Bangladesh, Sri Lanka and Bhutan.
The redevelopment project of the Central Vista – the power corridor of the country – envisages a new triangular Parliament building, a common Central Secretariat and the revamping of the three-km-long Rajpath from the Rashtrapati Bhavan to India Gate and new residences for the prime minister and the vice president.
The Sena also criticized the ruling BJP for its politics against Mamata Banerjee in West Bengal when the whole world is investing their time on Covid relief activities.
"A sensitive and a nationalist government would not have thought about the political pros and cons and set up a national panel of all main political parties to discuss ways to defeat the pandemic," the Uddhav Thackeray-led party said.
"BJP MP Subramanian Swamy has demanded that Union minister Nitin Gadkari be given the charge of the health ministry and this is a proof that the current union health ministry has been a complete failure," it added
"The country is presently surviving thanks to the development works, projects set up by and the confidence given by the previous governments of Pandit Nehru, (Lal Bahadur) Shastri, Indira Gandhi, Rajiv Gandhi, PV Narasimha Rao, Manmohan Singh," it said.
Yesterday, Congress leader Rahul Gandhi had attacked the Modi government over the Central Vista construction, calling it a "criminal wastage" at these tough times.