‘Another Typical Masterstroke’: Prashant Kishor Mocks Modi Govt’s Schemes For Children Orphaned Due to COVID
New Delhi: Election strategist Prashant Kishor lambasted the Centre after Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced welfare schemes for children who lost their parents to COVID-19. He called the scheme a ‘typical masterstroke’ by the Modi government for “redefining empathy and care” for the children affected by the pandemic. Kishor also took a dig at the Centre’s move, saying that instead of the children receiving support now, they should feel positive about the “promise” of stipend when they turn 18.
“Another typical MasterStroke by Modi Sarkar this time redefining empathy and care for children ravaged by Covid and its catastrophic mishandling – Instead of receiving much-needed support NOW, the children should feel positive about a promise of stipend when they turn 18. Be grateful to PM Cares for promise of free education; a right guaranteed by the Constitution/RTE [right to education],” the poll strategist tweeted.
He also attacked the Centre for the shortage of beds and medical oxygen that led to the death of scores of people during the second wave of COVID. “Thank Prime Minister’s Officer for assurance to be enrolled in Ayushman Bharat that supposedly covers healthcare needs of 50Cr Indians but only failed to provide bed/oxygen when needed,” he tweeted.