In a shocking video that has surfaced on the internet, Rajya Sabha Chairman and the Vice-President of India, Venkaiah Naidu can be seen asking the members to remove their masks.
This was just 6 days before PM Modi announced total lockdown across the country.
Using a rather emphatic tone, Naidu tells the members:
Please go and remove the masks, all the members. You are all senior members and you know the rules. Please. Otherwise you know what I will do.
March 2020, opposition MPs in Rajya Sabha were wearing masks to prevent Covid19 and the Chairperson, Vice President @MVenkaiahNaidu asked them to remove it, saying it's not allowed & threatened of an action.— Gaurav Pandhi (@GauravPandhi) May 11, 2020
Just imagine! This was Govt's stand 6 days before lockdown. No masks!🤦♂️ pic.twitter.com/dKltM3n63w
A mumble can be heard from the house members, presumably asking him to allow masks.
So totally out of touch with realities.😡— Mohamad Abdulla (@mabdulla1952) May 11, 2020
So this was the preparedness and attitude of govt before the sudden enlightenment of #COVID19 dawned upon it!— sameer (@Samchivaz) May 11, 2020