Tamil Nadu CM Edappadi K Palaniswami made a bizarre statement on Thursday when he said that COVD-19 is a rich man’s disease and that it was brought to India by rich people. Palaniswami was briefing the reporters about the coronavirus situation in Tamil Nadu.
Palaniswami said, “This is a disease that came to the rich. Where did it come to the poor? It was imported from other countries and other states. You can talk to the poor. There is no issue in that. One is scared of the rich because they have gone to foreign countries and have imported the disease. One should understand that this disease didn’t emerge from Tamil Nadu.”
Needless to say, the statement did not go down well with many people and Palaniswami was criticized for the same by people on social media.