Bengaluru: MP Tejasvi Surya alleges corruption in Covid bed bookings, targets BBMP


Daijiworld Media Network - Bengaluru

Bengaluru, May 4: BJP leader and Bangalore South MP Tejasvi Surya on May 4 informed that there is widespread corruption in the allocation of Covid-19 beds, which is an embarrassment for the BJP-ruled state. He called it 'dishonourable and an unholy nexus' of representatives of zonal helplines, BBMP officials and hospitals, who have reportedly created an artificial scarcity of beds.

Speaking on the issue, he said, “Getting a bed for a Covid-19 patient is a herculean task. The portal that displays the availability of beds always shows that the beds are occupied.”

An investigation by Surya's team revealed that some Arogya Mitras deputed in private hospitals, BBMP helpline and bed booking system in charges, as well as certain private hospitals, have created artificial scarcity by adopting questionable methods and thereby denying deserving patients much-needed hospital care.

He claimed that there are over 4000 such instances where the BBMP in charge books the bed in the name of an asymptomatic patient as soon as he or she is informed of a vacant bed. “Thereafter, the same bed is again allotted to another patient after a few hours - either based on monetary considerations or influence by authorities in other cases. The common man calling the helpline is left helpless,” he said.

"In other instances, a large number of patients are curiously admitted mainly after midnight in certain reputed hospitals. For them, the allotment and admission take place in a matter of a few seconds which was realistically impossible," he added.

“How is it that a common man is made to run pillar to post to find one hospital bed for his family member? Are there really no hospital beds available for an entire day for patients? When each of the zones and the 108 helpline are producing daily reports of an average of 100 bookings done per day, who are the patients being admitted to hospitals and given COVID-19 treatment?” the MP questioned.

Tejasvi alleged another curious concept of beds being wasted as those beds are auto unblocked after a patient does not turn up in the hospital, 12 hours after the bed is booked. He cited 16 such instances and pointed out that “a more deserving patient is denied a hospital bed for a person who is not even interested in getting admitted”.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

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  • DB, Mangalore

    Fri, May 07 2021

    All these comments are good examples of how 2 parties BJP and Congress have become successful in planting seeds of political party/ communal violence in everyone's mind over the years. If you people want to read news, please read. Don't waste time fighting each other online. Such cold wars will lead to fights and sometimes murder. Your family will cry at your loss till they live. Your political leaders will use your name for more violence and vote. Democracy, yes, go vote for who you like, but don't get into unnecessary arguments with others.

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  • Rajan, Mangalore

    Wed, May 05 2021

    The dubious plan behind this is becoming clear To discredit ..a section 17 people thrown under the bus without proper investigation

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  • Pili, Mangalore

    Wed, May 05 2021

    Jyada bak bak is bed ka baare me bokega a, tumari halat b wo sudakar jaisa wo jayega. Lagtha hai ye yek plan fabricated oxygen shortage ka mamla attention diversion karne je liye.

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  • Manvit, Mangalore

    Wed, May 05 2021

    Nice to see hindi speaking pili here but missing is appreciation for any good work done by any people either from Jungle or country

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  • walter, Doha

    Wed, May 05 2021

    Nothing will happen as this is all a Media stunt by Tejaswi Surya!

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  • Shakil Mohammed, Dubai

    Wed, May 05 2021

    He is only a stunt pooki. Please ignore him. Bhakths also please ignore him and he will become ok.

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  • Honnappa, Byadagi

    Wed, May 05 2021

    He was busy campaigning for bajapa in Taminadu all these days now after defeat of bjp in TN, He suddenly woke up and did Show off to please his masters at Centre. Stunt master.

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  • Af,,,, Mangaluru

    Wed, May 05 2021

    Attension deversion , govt is failed in all angles

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  • RSRB, Kundapura / Singapore

    Wed, May 05 2021

    Unfortunately, BJP MP has to play Opposition party's role also... Is there any opposition party in Karnataka? Are these opposition party is only wasting tax money? Good job Tejaswi Surya... All the best for your effort for playing role of opposition. Coincidentally, just few days before, I posted message about dead opposition. Congress party's sympathizers are doing better work than salary paid Congress MP/MLAs

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  • Alfria, Manglore/Mumbai

    Wed, May 05 2021

    RSRB kundapur: what a shame for BJP government and yedurappa and for all andhbhakts all the while opposition was saying there is corruption going on covid-19 hospital beds but the government, ministers BJP supporters and andhbhakt like you started trolling the opposition, but now since this BJP MP surya has pointed out about the corruption hope the CM take corrective measures and reduce the suffering of common man. What makes you think that only corrupt BJP MLAs are working they are the most laziest people and taking salary plus all the perks enjoying life at people's expenses.

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  • Hegde, Bangalore

    Wed, May 05 2021

    DR AMBEDKAR --- AN EXTRACT ------- ‘There is a vast difference between the North and the South. The North is conservative. The South is progressive. The North is superstitious, the South is rational. The South is educationally forward, the North is educationally backward. The culture of the South is modern. The culture of the North is ancient.’ He went on to ask, How can the rule of the North be tolerated by the South?’13 In order to overcome this predicament, Ambedkar went on to propose that the north Indian states of Uttar Pradesh, Bihar and Madhya Pradesh each be divided into a number of smaller units: three states in the case of UP, two in Bihar and two in Madhya Pradesh.

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  • Tausif, Mysore

    Wed, May 05 2021

    He should be put in Jain with NSA as he is spreading Covid fear as per BJP Govt.

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  • Wilfred, karnataka

    Wed, May 05 2021

    Mr Tejasvi Surya has done wonderful job even it is too late but unfortunately he is in wrong party.

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  • John Tauro, M'lore

    Wed, May 05 2021

    At this juncture we need honest and sincere performers, not their parties.

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  • Albert, Mangalore

    Wed, May 05 2021

    Dear Ponkra please let us know!

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  • Ponkra, Mangalore

    Wed, May 05 2021

    Albert Einstein, what you want me to let you know, do you want my address or e-mail? Looks like you have some problem, anyway, BTW, this topic has nothing to do with Rahul Gandhi, just wondering why you are even here.

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  • Kuttappa, Kodagu

    Wed, May 05 2021

    It's a collective failure..... Period. I remember Irfan sir's dialogue, 100 karod Ka abadhi met 10 lakh marega ko tho koi farak Nahi padtha. Not insensitive to the situation, But that is what happening !!!! .

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  • Felix Pinto, Koteshwara

    Wed, May 05 2021

    You are right, theoretically. It doesn't matter even if some 25-30 crores die. But, when one of the dead is a family member/friend/neighbour, will the same statement hold good?

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  • Ponkra, Mangalore

    Wed, May 05 2021

    Dear Vijay K, bengaluru, I have to appreciate your blind love for BJP and Fekuji in spite of 1. Thousands of lives lost everyday and the government is labelling this as foul cry. 2. Government claiming that there is no shortage of O2. 3. In spite of severely underreporting, so far official death toll is more than 2 lacs 4. Petrol, diesel and gas price sky rocketed. 5. China occupied Indian soil, in spite of Chowkidar sitting in the border. 6. Gandhi family including Damaad is still not behind bars for the so called loot for 70 yrs though Congress ruled for 55 years. 7. Not even a paisa of black money got back, even after 100 months. 8. Employment generation, sorry.. I really don't know what is the meaning of it when Fakirji said so, do you remember the numbers? Did he meant selling pakoda is job creations? 9. BTW, did you got your promised 15 lacs to your account? Finally, hang on to Ch--di, hopefully you will end up somewhere.

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  • kujuma, mangaluru

    Wed, May 05 2021

    this third rated bogale nayi mp is doing this natak only for himself. He is against Muslims and Christians.. So bugger is just showing the names of Muslims. Totally fake drama by this barking fellow..should be kicked out in next election...virus to the state

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  • Flavian, Mangalore/Kuwait

    Wed, May 05 2021

    Tour partys administration. High time to change the part and worj for the benefit of people

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  • Ranjan, Bangalore

    Wed, May 05 2021

    THE SAID MP --- Is to quote ---( from Sherlock Holmes -“Silver Blaze,” ) ---- The Dog that Didn’t Bark:” with a TWIST - It barked to help masters in Delhi to dislodge someone in Bangalore ---! -------- (Otherwise could have done through other communication channels rather than embarrass- )

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  • Flavian, Mangalore/Kuwait

    Wed, May 05 2021

    Now you have realized the tru colour and the worth of your part. Where was this guy for th last one year year? Eventually, you have to blame all sorts of reasons to save your part for the consequence. 🙄

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  • Rohan Pinto, Mangalore

    Wed, May 05 2021

    So far only one kumbha karna woke up from the ruling party, but its too late , Many kumbha's still in sleeping mode

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  • Manvit, Mangalore

    Wed, May 05 2021

    Your Kumba Karna is in ?

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  • Gurka, mangaluru

    Wed, May 05 2021

    Tejswi surya I dont know who kept the name for him ???????????? anyhow these is a created propaganda to hide the failure of BJP administration in KARNATAKA !! UTTERLY FAILED BJPEEEEEEEEE. They want to divert minds of GOWDAS who doesnt have any kind sense of responsibilities as CITIZEN. AND they ruled on CAST basis. Good job Surya, you nailed it and people mind diverted completely as its not your fault its their fault and they are coming under your responsibilities !! So to say Its again its your party PEOPLE MISTAKE BETTER YOU GO HOME and take rest !

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  • Alwin, Mangaluru

    Wed, May 05 2021

    U are a BJP. U are a Good actor learnt from your Boss. Corruption from BJP government accepted by the Disciples of Namo. So his speech about corruption in recent elections rally is memory fade. BJP government generate corruption dead body A great and new invention of BJP achivement in India

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  • Clara, Mangalore

    Wed, May 05 2021

    Hats of Teju Sir .God bless you for exposing the Scam . Today People of all Karnataka are proud of you regardless of the Party . Because when it comes to health no one can play politics . Life of every person is very important . Those who are involved in this scam should be hanged . Teju sir we wish to see as our Next CM and I am dam sure that you wil be . Jai Surya

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  • Ponkra, Mangalore

    Wed, May 05 2021

    Clara, welcome back.. nice to see you again, you were hiding all these days just like your Teju Sir..(sic) Any comment about why your Teju Sir is only busy with press conference instead pf taking action when his party ruling state and centre. Who is supposed to take any action. BTW, it is about 6 years since your beloved Fekuji came to power to put Gandhi family, including damaad behind the bars. Why so late?? I appreciate your input since you are one of the intelligent bhakth ( albeit blind) in DW forum.

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  • Alfred dsouza, Mumbai

    Wed, May 05 2021

    Tejaswi should now resign from BJP and join Congress. He called Congress a corrupt party. So, he can lead the Youth Congress in Karnataka. Its a political game, people are suffering. What has your Government done to soothe the pain of the dying people. You know, People of Karnataka will not pardon you hence you are now changing your tone. All politicians are the same.

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  • shail, udupi

    Wed, May 05 2021

    Hey.. what about your Maharashtra govt

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  • Rahul, Mangalore

    Wed, May 05 2021

    If you don't have work join him. This guy runaway from west bengal unhurt for his unworthy words. Next election he will get same treatment in karnataka also. People slowly understand their mentality & this pandemic gave them feedback what this people are fit for?

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  • John Tauro, M'lore

    Wed, May 05 2021

    If all politicians are same then why should he change the party?

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  • Nithin Poojary, Mangalore

    Wed, May 05 2021

    Inchina Nataka Maaraya Central government BJP State government BJP 25 out of 28 MP’s are BJP Bangalore all MP’s BJP Most MLA’s in Bangalore are BJP Majority corprators in Bangalore BJP BBMP Mayor BJP BBMP war room is filled with Muslims 🤔🤔🤔 What is the point voting for BJP? Whom are you blaming? BJP itself is appointing Muslims and then creating a scene to divert the people’s mind from core issues at the same time projecting Muslims are bad for votes...

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  • shail, udupi

    Wed, May 05 2021

    Be educate man ... BBMP is currently running under IAS office Gaurav Gupta .. not ruled by BJP mayor .. It is vacate from 2020..... so BBMP is not under BJP.. Onchur kalth dh bokka comment paddle .. you are all Congis are looks like a PAPPU :) :)

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  • vishnu bhat, bangalore

    Wed, May 05 2021

    good that the racket is exposed, but in part. all of Bangalore knew of this racket at least 2 weeks ago. There have been stories making the rounds of blocking of beds by 'corporators' for a fixed amount of money in large, well-known hospitals. Those in Govt certainly have their ears to the ground but do not act because there is 'revenue' for them in all such cases. Looks like one of these MP/MLAs has found it difficult to get a bed for one of their 'people', hence the 'expose'. If the intent is to do public good, what stops the names/photos of the crooks and their protectors from being published? I am certain the rot goes a massive way up the political ladder.

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  • Abu Mohammed, KSA Mangaluru

    Wed, May 05 2021

    BBMP became very corrupt under BJP, 2 years back when 1900 cr contract scam happened you were sleeping because it was your source of party funds. Most hypocrite chaddi politician

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  • Vijay K, bengaluru

    Wed, May 05 2021

    @Abu - Lets not keep talking about the corruption of BJP era. After all they have been in power only in the last 10-15 years. Who's gonna talk about appeasement politics' , scams, non development rule of the congress 7 others from 1947 Have some of your own intelligence, if not borrow before you point fingers. Dumbass!

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  • Alex, Mangalore

    Wed, May 05 2021

    Yep you are right its wrong to speak about the ruling party in the hopes they change. Let them continue the wongs they are doing at present. We shall only talk about what the previous govt did.

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  • sense_Shetty, Mangalore

    Wed, May 05 2021

    I request you to see the names of people who where involved in this racked .. All from a peaceful sect

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  • KS Mayya, Mangalore/Bangalore

    Wed, May 05 2021

    Dear Abu M from KSA, You are right, there was lot of corruption.

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  • shail, udupi

    Wed, May 05 2021

    Be educate man ... BBMP is currently running under IAS office Gaurav Gupta .. not ruled by BJP mayor .. It is vacate from 2020..... so BBMP is not under BJP.. Onchur kalth dh bokka comment paddle .. you are all Congis are looks like a PAPPU :) :)

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  • Rational thinker, Mangalore

    Wed, May 05 2021

    There are allegations of widespread corruption which runs into multiple crores by politicians in covid 19 critical supplies during the first wave. Is anything being done to uncover these?

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  • Matin, UK

    Wed, May 05 2021

    BBMP is small fish of this dirty pond. Mr Tejasvi any Idea about PM Care Fund???? How much Collected? how much they spend on Paper and how much on reality on Ground?

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  • Harsha, Mangaluru

    Wed, May 05 2021

    Bottom line is the govt has failed the people in every respect, Everywhere the corruption,shortages,& healthcare ,worst in the world.Where was this MP since Covid started in India over a year ago.These govt officials are the epicenter of problem.

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  • Ahmed, Bangalore

    Wed, May 05 2021

    He tried to communalise it by creating a list of only Muslim names, who works through agency in BBMP war zone. The language what he and his associates spoke which was noticed in the video is purely communal. They infact used the word Madrasa. Don't he know that BBMP is run by BJP, Government is also BJP. Still he was crying that it was to tarnish the name of BJP. There are many big fish involved in such bed blocking scam. It's good he tried to unearth it, coz such things can't be tolerated, but his intention was purely communal as can be witnessed in the video. Anyway we all know he is always a Muslim hater, so huttu guna yavattu hogalla.

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  • Ponkra, Mangalore

    Wed, May 05 2021

    BTW, Mr. Surya, Who have to take action against these allegations?? State Government or Central government? Your brashtachara party is running the government both in centre and state, and here you're coming to press with allegations. We don't want bashans like your leader Fakirji... act on it. Fakirji talked about bringing back black money (in 100 days) and put Gandhi family behind the bar and get all the loot. Nothing happened but bhashans... and blind bhakths are happy.. and you're no different than your master Chowkidar.. just bashans and make bhakths happy.

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  • Vijay K, bengaluru

    Wed, May 05 2021

    Dear Mr Ponkra! I understand your frustration against MODI and BJP.

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  • Alphy, Mumbai

    Wed, May 05 2021

    For once I respect the investigation done by Tejeswi and it is the naked truth of how BJP is swindling even sick and dying patients. All those hospital license should be cancelled and management should be taken over by proven hospital management which are impartial and dedicate their service to humanity. I hope Yeddi rises up to the occasion and arrests, ensures murder charges on all involved. Is this what we call our rich Indian Culture? I have not seen or heard of such vultures anywhere in the world during this Pandemic. Same modus operandi was done in Noida as well and may be many more private hospitals who are up for making quick buck at the cost of human suffering. Disgusting.

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  • Satish, USA

    Wed, May 05 2021

    Well done young honest MP, you are brave to highlight the glaring corruption where your party is in power. Hope those in urgent need get the bed at the earliest in these dire times

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  • Sunil K, Mangalore

    Wed, May 05 2021

    After the failure in W Bengal, Tejasvi is eyeing for the CM post in Karnataka. What has he achieved so far to make such comments against his own BJP party ?

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  • Clifford, Mangalore

    Wed, May 05 2021

    It is like pot calling kettle black. If your party managed this virus spreading properly we wouldn’t be in this situation.

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  • Charan Amin, Mlore

    Wed, May 05 2021

    Must be given death sentence no matter whoever involved in this crime. Tejaswi has done a wonderful job. Always we blame politicians for corruption but majority of our officers beaurocrates are super corrupt.

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  • Pavan, Mlr

    Tue, May 04 2021

    Btw surya what is ur contribution as an MP during COVID CRISIS..WHAT DID U DO WITH MPLAD fund..explain that first..

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  • Roger, Palimar

    Tue, May 04 2021

    Bewakhoof Janoka Party is responsible for the fiasco in India.... all are all chowkidars of corrupts .... for example.. PMcares fund..... does it have any transferancy....

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  • AD, Mangalore

    Tue, May 04 2021

    BJP vs BJP

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  • Sujith, Mangalore

    Tue, May 04 2021

    BBMP is BJP, State Government is BJP, Central Government is BJP, what is he trying to prove ? OR, just diverting attention from Chamarajanagar and lack of oxygen, ventilators, etc in State.

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  • Shenoy, Mangalore

    Tue, May 04 2021

    @Henry, come out of election mood, but i can understand your pain due to poor performance of congress😊

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  • Pavan, Mlr

    Wed, May 05 2021

    Anna we are not talking about election..we are talking about beds and oxygen

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  • Dylan, Mangalore

    Tue, May 04 2021

    Where was Surya all this time? Ruling party is responsible.

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  • Alwyn Dsouza, Canada

    Tue, May 04 2021

    Very shameful act.

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  • Kiran, Mangalore/ Dubai

    Tue, May 04 2021

    Slap murder charges. None should be spared . They are responsible for many loss of life.

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  • Albert, Mangalore

    Tue, May 04 2021

    Culprits should be hanged to death!

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  • SJM, Mangalore

    Tue, May 04 2021

    We thought at least BJP govt will stop all these corruptions but it is out of hand. No more Vote ....

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  • Indian, Mlore

    Wed, May 05 2021

    BJP's vote will not go down don't dream. You haven't voted to BJP... That is clear.. Appreciate that he cracked down the issues. Opposition parties are giving so many statements, instead they could have done these acts to grab votes.

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  • Joel, Mangalore

    Tue, May 04 2021

    BBMP is under BJP

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  • Shenoy, Mangalore

    Tue, May 04 2021

    Those responsible for taking so many innocent lives should be given no less than the death penalty. Some people want to indulge in corruption and crime even in this tragic situation, is unpardonable.

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  • HENRY MISQUIITH, India

    Tue, May 04 2021

    And some are behind election results 😭

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  • Vicky, Manjeswara

    Wed, May 05 2021

    Henry Misquith....Here it looks like are you encouraging such acts when people struggling between death n life. Very shameful on your part. Your leaders not dare even to call for protest to assemble in shaheen bagh.

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