On Tuesday Shiv Sena said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi had expressed confidence that the fight against COVID-19 would be won in 21 days, but it has been 100 days and the crisis persists. A Mahabharata war is not difficult instead fight against COVID-19 is more difficult, an editorial in the Shiv Sena mouthpiece ‘Saamana’ said that the fight against the pandemic would continue till 2021 as the vaccine would be available before then.
It also expressed concern over India reporting the world’s third largest COVID-19 cases. The Shiv Sena said that it is unfortunate and serious for the country, which is dreaming of becoming a financial superpower, to report 25,000 COVID-19 cases in 24 hours.
We left Russia behind in terms of the number of cases. We will attain the number one slot in this unfortunate area if the number of cases continue to go up,” it said.
The Mahabharata war lasted for 18 days. Prime Minister Modi had left confidence (in March) thinking that we would win this fight against COVID-19 in 21 days. Shiv Sena said over100 days but coronovirus is still intact and the fighters are tired of it.
Massive patients are recovering in Maharashtra, but the situation in some areas of the state makes one restless, citing the example of Thane district, which has been a major COVID-19 hotspot.
“The coronavirus will be there and (we) need to live with it…the vaccine for coronavirus will not be available before 2021…that means (we) will have to live with coronavirus at least till then, it said.
Without naming anyone or any party, the Shiv Sena said that questions are being raised on how long the lockout will continue. But when you open the door (spontaneous restriction), “the messengers (danger) of the coronovirus”, get out of there, the Marathi writer said. Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray has relaxed the lockdown restrictions to some extent, but the threat is still not over, the Shiv Sena said. It said that even though industries, economy and lifestyle have suffered the disease, COVID-19 must be fought.