Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Thursday took a swipe at the BJP for promising free COVID-19 vaccine in its Bihar poll manifesto, saying one has to refer to the state-wise election schedule to know when one will have access to vaccine.
Rahul Gandhi on Thursday took a swipe at the BJP for promising free COVID-19 vaccine in its Bihar poll manifesto, saying one has to refer to the state-wise election schedule to know when one will have access to vaccine. Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Thursday released the BJP manifesto for the Bihar assembly polls which promised free COVID-19 vaccine once it has been cleared by the ICMR.
“GOI just announced India’s Covid access strategy. Kindly refer to the state-wise election schedule to know when you will get it, along with a hoard of false promises (sic),” Gandhi said on Twitter. Taking pot shots at the BJP, Congress spokesperson Ragini Nayak said, “Even (PM Narendra) Modi ji does not know when the corona Vaccine will come… And, Nirmala Sitharaman has started distributing it for free.”
Shiv Sena leader Priyanka Chaturvedi also took a dig at the saffron party, saying that while the vaccine is yet to come, it has already become a part of poll rhetoric by the BJP. “The vaccine is yet to come, but it has already become a part of poll ‘jumlas’ (rhetoric). Is the central government’s responsibility not equal towards people of all states?”
“Is the promise of a free COVID vaccine the same as the Rs 1.25 lakh crore package promised to the state in 2015,” she said on Twitter. Releasing the poll manifesto, Sitharaman said, “When we reach the stage where scientists give clearance for large-scale production of the vaccine, we will make it available to the people of Bihar free of cost.”
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2 Comments on this Story
vinayraut RAUT52 minutes ago
Nirmala Sitaraman should resign center and join in Nitish Ministry. Anyway she is failed as a Finance Minister .
Rabindra Nath Roy1 hour ago
Where have all the Modi Bhakts gone? It is first time in years that I see in this portion no comments. Modi is master of false promises. He began on a large scale promises from 2014 and continues till now and would continue in future. He is master in dress code to influence people and has developed his attire as such and one would not be surprised to see him in full saffron clothes. For without these he has nothing to show of his achievement. He began his political career abusing and accusing Nehru who said these industries are nothing but temple and now one finds Modi building temple and selling those industrial temple. So far as Bihar is concerned last election the same man Nitish Kumar was questioned of his honesty and soon he jumped ship he is honest. All promises made by Modi must be verified and Bihar people should be told how Modi has been bluffing people all around.