SynopsisThe notion that states can get away easy by parking the blame on the Centre, or that somehow the Centre can be a step removed by letting the states do their own bit, are all flawed in the current context. Be it the Centre or the state, both are in this together, swimming against the tide with limited resources and a huge challenge.

Balance must return at the earliest to the political and policy conversation around the unanticipated surge in Covid-19 cases if India needs to cope with what is an extremely serious and unpredictable situation. Political mudslinging, apportioning blame and shifting responsibilities hold little meaning at a time when every hand needs to be on the deck.

The notion that states can get away easy by parking the blame on the Centre, or that somehow

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Apr 19, 2021, 11:14 PM IST

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