Former Congress CM defends use of ‘Indian variant’

The BJP recently found fault with the use of the term ‘Indian variant’ for a particular strain of coronavirus. Today, former Madhya Pradesh chief minister and senior Congress leader Kamal Nath defended the use of the term. The term was promoted by a toolkit allegedly prepared by the Congress party’s research team, something the BJP has condemned this week.

Speaking to the media, Kamal Nath said that the pandemic started with the Chinese corona and it is the Indian variant corona these days. “Today, India’s President and Prime Minister are afraid of Indian variant of COVID-19. Our scientists are calling it the Indian variant,” the former Congress CM said, adding that the term is problematic only to the BJP. 

Narottam Mishra, who is the HM of Madhya Pradesh observed that he is sure that Kamal Nath has a connection with the controversial toolkit. 

In early 2020, the Kamal Nath government was felled by the BJP after Jytoraditya Scindia defected to the latter. 

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