February 6, 2023
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Robert Vadra urged Centre to give attention to constructing hospitals, ICU beds, vaccination centres (File)

New Delhi:

Congress president Sonia Gandhi’s son-in-law Robert Vadra on Sunday hit out on the Centre alleging that by permitting state and panchayat elections to be held, it had allowed Covid-19 instances to spike and that the Centre had exported six million vaccines overseas.

Mr Vadra was responding to a Parliamentary affairs minister and BJP chief Pralhad Joshi current allegation that Congress leaders Sonia Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi had not been vaccinated towards Covid-19 but, as they didn’t place confidence in Indian vaccines.

Mr Vadra in a Facebook put up mentioned, “Vaccinations are most important for every citizen of our country. Questions were asked by BJP spokespersons and Ministers, ”Why I hadn’t taken the vaccine and why do Rahul, Priyanka have no faith in Indian vaccines”. They must get their facts correct.”

Mr Vadra mentioned that since Congress chief Rahul Gandhi had contracted coronavirus whereas campaigning for the polls he needed to await a stipulated time to get vaccinated and clarified that his spouse and get together chief Priyanka Gandhi Vadra had already vaccinated.

Mr Vadra in his put up urged the Centre to give attention to constructing hospitals, ICU beds, vaccination centres and labs for medicines forward of a probable third wave of COVID-19 which specialists consider could be deadly for kids, stating that it’s extra vital than the Central Vista Project.

“With their mentors, callous attitude towards the virus, they went ahead with state/Panchayat elections and let spiritual melas/rallies occur. Gave away 6 million vaccines, spoke about herd immunity and a sea of heads at their rallies. Only because of all this Rahul, me and millions of citizens of our country, suffered with the super spread of the virus,” mentioned Mr Vadra.

“My request to this government on this “Father’s Day”, as we all know the 3rd wave of the virus can be fatal for children, to immediately focus More on building hospitals, ICU beds, vaccination centres and labs for medicines this surely is more significant than the “Central Vista undertaking”. Do not let it be another Tsunami of the virus, Mr Vadra’s Facebook post concluded.

BJP leader Pralhad Joshi on June 9 had said:”When we began vaccination in January, Congress leaders raised questions on vaccine efficacy. Now, they’re taking the vaccine. As per my data, Sonia and Rahul Gandhi have not taken vaccine. They do not have confidence within the Indian vaccine.”

Mr Joshi’s allegation got here a day after Prime Minister Narendra Modi, in an handle to the nation, introduced a centralised procurement system for COVID-19 vaccines, starting from June 21, with 25 per cent of the procurement being made accessible for the personal sector, in addition to free vaccinations for everybody above the age of 18.

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