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Mumbai (Maharashtra) [India], April 17 (ANI): Maharashtra Minister and Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) leader Nawab Malik on Saturday questioned the Centre's allocation of oxygen to states amid the second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic.

In a tweet, the NCP leader asked union minister Piyush Goyal to 'set the record straight' and asked how much oxygen was has been given to Maharashtra.

"Mr. @PiyushGoyal ji Please enlighten us with some facts, How many metric tons of Oxygen is produced in our country and how much oxygen has the central government given to Maharashtra? Details given by you will clear all doubts and set the record straight," Malik tweeted.

Earlier in a series of tweets, Goyal had hit out at the Maharashtra government for its 'gimmicks' on oxygen.

"Saddened to see @OfficeOfUT's gimmicks on oxygen. GoI, with all stakeholders, is ensuring maximum oxygen production in India. We are currently producing 110 per cent of Oxygen generating capacity and diverting all available Oxygen from industrial use to medical use," he tweeted.

He further said that the Chief Minister should stop his 'daily dose of shameless politics and take responsibility.

Maharashtra remains one of the worst affected states hit by the pandemic. The state reported 67,123 new cases and 419 deaths in the last 24 hours, taking the total active cases in the state to 6,47,933, as per the state health department.

Out of the total active cases, 87,369 are in Mumbai, including 8,834 in the last 24 hours. (ANI)

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