World Socialist Web Site wsws.org 25 Mar, 2021 07:45 am

Tamil Nadu election rallies disregard social distancing as COVID-19 ravages India

Tamil Nadu election rallies disregard social distancing as COVID-19 ravages India
Tamil-nationalist parties’ rallies held without even minimal social distancing reflect the bourgeoisie’s murderous “herd immunity” policy on the pandemic.

Assembly elections are scheduled for April 6 in the southern Indian states of Tamil Nadu, Kerala, and Pondicherry, and from March 27 in the eastern states of West Bengal and Assam.According to the Union Health Ministry, 85 percent of the total cases are in eight states, including Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu, and Kerala.The re-emergence of the epidemic in the southern state of Tamil Nadu has confirmed 1,437 cases in a single day.In Tamil Nadu, which has a population of about 77,000,000, only 1,038,900 people have been vaccinated so far.

Following the BJP’s lead, its ally in Tamil Nadu, the regionalist All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) government of Edappadi K.The Tamil Nadu state government will sink into debt of Rs 5.

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