Millions of people across the world are infected with a deadly disease, and thousands have died, but West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee continues to obsess over political conspiracies.
Mamata Banerjee has questioned the colour of the PPE (Personal Protection Equipment) kits provided by the central government to the state, Hindustan Times Bangla reports. “One lakh PPE kits were sought from the center. Of these, only 3000 kits were sent by the central government yesterday,” she said at a press conference. “And do you know what the biggest surprise was? A colour has been fixed for the kits. I hear the colour is yellow,” she declared.
Banerjee then questioned the choice of the colour for the kits. “I don’t know if yellow matches with Covid. Doctors usually wear (PPE kits) in white or ash colour. Or wear sky blue kits. Some kits in nursing homes are pink. But I’ve never seen yellow kits. We’ll have to see what the matter is,” she said. She even went on to say that the Bengal government might not use the yellow kits.
Banerjee appeared to be hinting that the BJP, which is known as the saffron party, had sent the yellow kits in order to subliminally indicate to the masses that the kits were provided by the center.
However, yellow or orange kits are used all over the world — bright colours are handy in alerting people of danger, and are useful for capturing people’s attention.
But even as India has been working hard to provide PPE kits to millions of doctors across the country, and several people are dead in her own state, Mamata Banerjee’s fixation with the BJP — and her attempt to stoke a political mud-fight — might be the last thing the people of West Bengal need at the moment.