Complete vaccination by December; Rahul stoking ”fears” as part of toolkit script: BJP


PTI, May 28, 2021, 7:25 PM IST

New Delhi: Asserting that the COVID-19 vaccination will be complete in India by December this year, the BJP on Friday slammed Rahul Gandhi for his attack on Prime Minister Narendra Modi over the pandemic’s spread and said the language he used and the way he tried to stoke “fears” confirm that the Congress was behind the “toolkit”.

Speaking to reporters, senior BJP leader and Union minister Prakash Javadekar noted that the health ministry had recently given a roadmap about producing 216 crore doses by December and how 108 crore people will be vaccinated, as he rebutted Gandhi”s claim that it may take three years to finish the exercise, considered critical to curb the disease.

Attacking the Congress leader, the Information and Broadcasting minister alleged that his choice of words like “nautanki” for the prime minister when Modi is working to curb Covid is part of the toolkit’s script, referring to a controversial document about targeting the government.

The BJP has claimed that the Congress is behind it, a charge the opposition party has rejected. It has instead blamed the BJP and sought police probe into the matter.

“It has been confirmed, and there is no need for any evidence. It is clear that the toolkit was produced by you. The kind of language you used and the way you tried to stoke confusion and fear among people is part of that politics,” Javadekar said.

People have instead put an end to his “nautanki”, he added, an apparent pointer to the series of electoral setbacks the opposition party has suffered over the years.

What Gandhi has said is an insult to the country and people, he added.

India ranks second in the world in the scale of vaccination by administering over 20 crore doses, and it is set to see a big jump from August, he said.

The BJP leader said Gandhi should rather be concerned about the Congress-ruled states as they have not been able lift their quota from vaccine producers.

Noting that Gandhi had stressed the importance of vaccination, he said this is what the government has been saying and working on from the beginning and cited the production of two vaccines in India.

Attacking the Congress, Javadekar said its leaders raised questions and spread doubts about the indigenously manufactured Covaxin.

Modi put all such questions to rest by opting for this jab himself, the minister said.

Javadekar also raised the issue of alleged poor health infrastructure conditions in the Congress-ruled Rajasthan and also highlighted “regular” cases of atrocities against women there. An woman MP was also attacked by Congress “goons”, he said.

“Instead of preaching the country, look at Rajasthan,” he told Gandhi.

Earlier, Gandhi had held Modi’s responsible for the second coronavirus wave and warned of more waves at the current rate of vaccination.

Calling on the government to evolve a vaccine strategy for the entire population, he noted that India is the vaccine capital of the world and it is possible to escalate the inoculation drive as only three per cent of the people have received both doses.

Udayavani is now on Telegram. Click here to join our channel and stay updated with the latest news.

Top News

Hosanagara: Bike-tipper collision claims biker’s life

Mumbai records 15 new measles cases

Vijayapura: Anonymous person disguised as BLA allegedly collects electoral information

Man held with 1.8 kg gold, Rs 22 lakh cash in Bengaluru

Sullia: 8y/o girl dies due to cancer, brain tumor

Sharath Kamal bestowed with Khel Ratna in glittering National Sports Awards ceremony

Taliban: 10 killed in bombing of Afghan religious school


Related Articles More

Mumbai records 15 new measles cases

Lalu to undergo kidney transplant on Dec 5: Tejashwi

Congress created maximum credibility crisis in Indian politics: Rajnath Singh

Kerala govt decides to introduce Bill to replace Guv as Chancellor of varsities

All set for 1st phase of Gujarat Assembly polls in 89 seats; 788 candidates in fray

MUST WATCH

Oxygen Concentrator

Deepotsava at Shri Durga Adishakti temple

Girija Surgicals nebulizer vedio

KL Rahul Visit Kukke Subrahmanya Temple

Police commissioner N.Shahsikumar statement about viral video


Latest Additions

Hosanagara: Bike-tipper collision claims biker’s life

Mumbai records 15 new measles cases

Vijayapura: Anonymous person disguised as BLA allegedly collects electoral information

Man held with 1.8 kg gold, Rs 22 lakh cash in Bengaluru

Sullia: 8y/o girl dies due to cancer, brain tumor

Thanks for visiting Udayavani

You seem to have an Ad Blocker on.
To continue reading, please turn it off or whitelist Udayavani.