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5 Times Politicians’ Pictures are used on COVID Relief Material for Political Gains

Politicians will be politicians, here are the times when politicians’ Pictures are used on COVID Relief Material for Political Gains

We are in a crisis, a crisis like never before. And the only thing we expect is relief solutions from the government. We are seeing people dying and losing hope. And yes, seeing the government is in an incompatible position to give firm solutions for the whole crisis situation. But while that remains a dream, there are many instances where different state governments have supplied relief material and we appreciate them for that but have they left the politics away from it? We wonder. Here are the times when politicians’ pictures are used on COVID relief material for political gains, obviously proving that politicians will be politicians.

5 Times Politicians’ Pictures are used on COVID Relief Material for Political Gains

1. Narendra Modi’s photograph on Namo Oxygen Booster

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Image Source- Newstrack

The pictures of the Namo Oxygen Booster remained viral in the last few weeks and this oxygen booster has Narendra Modi’s photograph printed on it along with Gujarat’s CM Vijay Rupani’s Photograph. The packets are known to be prepared by a group called “Radhe Radhe” which is mentioned on the packet, reported Newstrack.

2. Corona Fateh Kits  

The Corona Fateh Kits were introduced on September 22, 2020, with the aim of ensuring daily self-monitoring of health indicators of all Covid patients in isolation to allow early detection of vital parameters to save lives. Now the Punjab government has again started distributing the kits. And the kits have the photograph of the Punjab CM, Captain Amarinder Singh printed on the box.

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Image Source- Tribune India

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3. “Rahul Kit” Bagspoliticians, politics, Corona Fateh Kits, Rahul Kit, Namo oxygen booster, COVID relief, covid, pandemic, political news, oneworldnews

In the name of party leader Rahul Gandhi, members of the Indian Youth Congress (IYC) unveiled the “Rahul box,” a relief material package for the needy and migrant workers, to assist those who have been seriously affected by the nationwide lockdown aimed at containing the spread of the novel coronavirus

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Image Source- News18

4. Ration Packets

Ration packets distributed amid the crisis to the poor included stickers from Sidhu’s newly launched YouTube channel “Jittega Punjab.” At the bottom were photos of former minister Navjot Kaur Sidhu and his wife, Navjot Kaur Sidhu, alongside the channel’s logo, which was inspired by Punjab’s state eagle, the Northern Goshawk. Pictures of Shaheed Bhagat Singh, Maharaja Ranjit Singh, Sonia Gandhi, Rahul Gandhi, Priyanka Gandhi, and Capt Amarinder Singh were also printed there.

5. Food Packets in Bengal

Last but not the least, Journalist Rajdeep Sardesai posted a snap on his Twitter account of food packets on which photographs of PM Narendra Modi were printed. The text on the packet is in Bengla and was supposedly part of the election campaign.

So, these are the instances when politician’s pictures were were used on relief material for political gains and these are not the only examples. There are surely many other examples. But what is sad is to find publicizing politics even at times of crisis. All of it just proves that politicians will be politicians.

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Ishika Aggarwal

Can write, shoot, listen, talk and procrastinate. A feminist at heart, Ishika is an avid writer and multimedia person who loves talking about women, realism, and society. When not working she is either seen watching films or making one.
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