NEW DELHI: Journalist Barkha Dutt slammed the politicians and authorities for permitting election rallies and crowding during a pandemic, which eventually led to a deadly second wave that is killing hundreds.
She said to the media that COVID-19 can hit anywhere the way it erupted in India, where the country sees over three lakh cases being reported.
The veteran journalist said that her media company, TheMojo, will not be doing any shows on the upcoming state election results.
Assembly polls counting in Assam, West Bengal, Tamil Nadu, Puducherry, and Kerala are scheduled to take place on May 2nd.
Barkha had appeared in a BBC interview and slammed the authorities for permitting rallies and crowding of people.
“It’s a combination of complacency, callousness, and incompetence,” she said. She mentioned how people were overconfident because India had defeated the disease earlier.
Last year, Barkha Dutt and TheMojo had reported from multiple places in India on the impact of the virus and the plight of migrants.
She had reported from multiple places, including crematoriums amidst criticisms from users as well.
The kindest, loveliest man I have every known, my father Speedy, lost the COVID battle and died this morning. When I took him to hospital, against his will, I promised I would bring him home in two days. I couldn’t keep my word. I failed. He never broke a promise he made to us pic.twitter.com/ZUDwoa1LDa— barkha dutt (@BDUTT) April 27, 2021