Congress leader and MP from Kerala’s Wayanad Rahul Gandhi on Thursday took a swipe at Prime Minister Narendra Modi saying like vaccines, oxygen and medicines, the PM is also missing who was earlier being only available on pictures here and there.
In a recent tweet, Gandhi alleged that Prime Minister is also missing along with vaccine, oxygen and medicines. Among the things that remains include the Central Vista, goods and services tax (GST) on medicines and photographs of the Prime Minister here and there.
The former Congress chief has been attacking the Prime Minister every day over the government’s handling of the pandemic and has been critical of the Centre for the lack of oxygen, medicines and vaccines in the country amid a surge in the number of cases during the second wave of COVID-19.
Several Congress leaders also countered the government on vaccine shortage after Urban Development Minister Hardeep Singh Puri had blamed Congress leaders for raising doubts about Bharat Biotech’s Covaxin being given approval without the phase three clinical trial data.
Congress’s chief spokesperson Randeep Surjewala also hit out at the government over dead bodies found floating in the Ganga. Citing a news report about the bodies being buried in sand in Uttar Pradesh’s Unnao, he had said in a tweet what time has come in this New India that even dead bodies floating in rivers are not visible to the government. It’s a Shame.
Tagging a news report about 100 vaccination centres in Delhi closing down owing to a vaccine shortage, Congress’ national spokesperson Manish Tewari in his tweeted asked where is the vaccine? NDA/BJP Ministers are desperately trying to deflect attention from their criminal mishandling of Pandemic by Goebbelinaly blaming opposition for fuelling vaccine hesitancy. He said focus on doing some work for a change.
His colleague, Shashi Tharoor, who was specifically named by Mr. Puri in a tweet, asked if the vaccine shortage in the country was because of his tweet.
With a single-day rise of 3,62,727 cases, India’s COVID-19 tally climbed to 2,37,03,665 today, while the number of deaths due to the viral disease rose to 2,58,317 with 4,120 more people succumbing to it, according to the health ministry.