SHOCKING: Former CM says Coronavirus is 'living organism', has right to live
DEHRADUN: The former chief minister of Uttarakhad, Trivendra Singh Rawat, has said that Coronavirus is a 'living organism' and it has a 'right to live just like humans'.
Rawat, a senior BJP leader, said that philosophically speaking it was virus' right to live just like humans. "It has the right just like others but we think that we are more intelligent and want to eradicate it, hence, it keeps growing stronger".
The former CM was speaking to media, when he said it. Also, he said that the man needs to act faster in order to keep itself safe. The statement evoked sharp reactions on the social media. Users on Twitter expressed surprise over his comments.
But this is not the first such statement about the virus. Politicians in the past too have given casual statements about the pandemic and also made unscientific comments, ranging from treatments, cures and how to deal with the issues like shortage of Oxygen.
In Madhya Pradesh, Minister for Culture Usha Thakur said that 'yagna' has helped in fighting pandemics and since time immemorial. She had suggested 'havan' of cowdung cakes and said that oblations can stop third wave of Corona from reaching the country. [May 14, 2021 NewsBits.in]