Prime Minister too busy with Bengal election campaign, Maharahstra Chief Minister told.
Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray reportedly tried to speak to Prime Minister Narendra Modi on April 17 about the severe oxygen shortage in the State, but could not get through, because the latter was campaigning in West Bengal, sources in the Chief Minister’s Office (CMO) said.
“The CM called the Prime Minister at about 10:30 a.m. this morning; this was his third attempt since yesterday to speak to Mr. Modi but we were told that he is busy campaigning in West Bengal and will return the call once he is back,” a source in CMO said.
However, the Union government on April 17 said it was “shocked and saddened to see petty politics being played” over the issue of oxygen shortage by Mr Thackeray.
Mr. Modi addressed two rallies in West Bengal on April 17 — in Asansol and Gangarampur.