The hardship faced by the people could have been mitigated if there was a well laid out strategy, Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury said, adding that the intensity of the pandemic could have been moderated.
The petition had sought a direction to the government to declare funds received and expenditure of the same on the government's website periodically.
The apex court has refused to direct the Centre to transfer the contributions made to the PM CARES Fund for battling the COVID-19 pandemic to the National Disaster Response Fund.
Shivakumar said that the tweets were "misinterpreted" by the BJP leadership and "instigated" Praveen Kumar to file a complaint against Sonia Gandhi.
Bhopal residents Fahad Ahmed and Hafiz M Haseen had challenged the local court's order passed on April 30, said their lawyer Ankit Saxena.
Among others, Cochin Port Trust contributed Rs 0.54 crore, Chennai Port Trust Rs 0.50 crore and Mormagao Port Trust Rs 0.25 crore.