Hundreds gathered at the KPCC office in Bengaluru to felicitate DK Shivakumar who was crowned KPCC chief. But the sad story, such large gatherings are an open invitation for the deadly Coronavirus to spread
Bengaluru: While the whole world comes to a grinding halt, all thanks to the massive spread of the dreaded Coronavirus, with airports, railway stations, malls, educational institutes and even marriages being shut down, hundreds of Congress workers gathered at the KPCC office in Bengaluru.
And for what reason?
Well, to felicitate DK Shivakumar who was recently crowned the KPCC chief.
Karnataka: Hundreds of people gathered to felicitate the newly appointed Karnataka Pradesh Congress Committee president DK Shivakumar in Bengaluru today. pic.twitter.com/QPlehGHp7B— ANI (@ANI) March 16, 2020
The ban on such large gatherings is a must as the virus spreads quickly and easily among those who have assembled.
It is precisely for this reason that the Karnataka government, headed by chief minister BS Yediyurappa announced a slew of bans, with an intent to keep the citizenry safe.
But a party like Congress, which brags and boasts of his care and concern for the common man should have issued instructions to its workers, not to gather on such a large scale.
Even the newly appointed KPCC President Shivakumar is always seen advising others on such tricky issues. Perhaps, it would have been much sane of him to have asked his admirers not to felicitate him with such huge numbers in attendance.
Moreover, while the nation and the entire globe are going through the grip of the virus, the celebrations should have been tapered.
When reports last came in, the number of deaths on a global platform had increased to 6500 while the number of positive cases in India stands at 117.
In India, the number of Coronavirus deaths stands at 2.
Maharashtra tops the list of Coronavirus affected victims with 38 cases, the highest in the country.
Back to the DK Shivakumar coronation story, he was elevated to the top post last week after Dinesh Gundu Rao had resigned over the humiliating by-poll results in which BJP won 13 seats, propelling BS Yediyurappa to hold on to the reins of chief ministership.
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Last Updated Mar 16, 2020, 3:36 PM IST