As Corona cases decline in Delhi, a Twitter duel between BJP and AAP to take credit

BJP and AAP today engaged into a war of words on Twitter, apparently in a bid to take credit for leading the Corona fight in the national capital.

Written by July 11, 2020 15:35

New Delhi: Delhiites have taken a sigh of relief with daily drop in fresh Coronavirus cases from around 4,000 to now 2,000 but this has given ammo to political parties to score political points.

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BJP and AAP today engaged into a war of words on Twitter, apparently in a bid to take credit for leading the Corona fight in the national capital.

While the BJP attributed the improvement in the situation to the “timely intervention” of Home Minister Amit Shah, the ruling Aam Aadmi Party pointed out spike in the number of cases in the BJP-ruled states.


“Since the time Modi Govt took charge of Delhi, the situation is getting better day by day. The timely intervention of HM Shri @AmitShah under the leadership of PM @narendramodi turned out to be a boon for Delhiites. CM Kejriwal like always didn’t care and left people to suffer,” the BJP’s Delhi unit said in a tweet.

AAP’s reply to BJP jibe

Arvind Kejriwal-led AAP was quick to post a rejoinder to BJP, questioning why the party has forgotten about its own ruled states where Covid cases are mushrooming.

“Spike in Covid-19 cases in BJP Ruled States: Gujarat – 27.4% Madhya Pradesh – 28.6% Uttar Pradesh – 51% Karnataka 89% Why BJP Govt isn’t taking charge of its own states?” the AAP Delhi wrote on Twitter in a response to BJP’s tweet.

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Covid cases on decline in Delhi but needs to be sustained

On March 1, the city recorded its first COVID-19 case. More than three months later, the number of cases is 1,07,051 with 3,258 fatalities, according to the Health Ministry.

The national capital witnessed the highest single-day spike of 3,947 new coronavirus cases on June 23.

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From 3,947 peak cases so far on June 23, the average fresh cases in the last several consecutive days have shown a fall, hovering between 1,379 and 2,889. Also, the positivity rate has come down. But we need both these metrics to come down over a sustained period of time.

A couple of experts have warned that the city may go past the Covid-19 peak in early August.