Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday said India needs quick and complete vaccination and not the BJP’s “brand of lies and rhyming slogans” to cover up the vaccine shortage caused by the government’s inaction. He also alleged that the government was trying to save the image of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, attempts that are facilitating the virus and costing people’s lives.
His remarks come as large parts of India appear to be emerging from a devastating second wave of COVID-19. “India needs quick and complete vaccination- not BJP’s usual brand of lies and rhyming slogans to cover-up vaccine shortage caused by Modi Government’s inaction,” the Congress leader said on Twitter. “GOI’s constant attempts to save PM’s fake image are facilitating the virus and costing people’s lives,” he added.
Gandhi also tagged a report that the government doubled the gap between the two doses of AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine without the agreement of the scientific group that it said had recommended the increase.