New Delhi: Leaders of 12 major Opposition parties, including four Chief Ministers, writing a joint letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi asking the Centre to procure vaccines centrally from global and domestic sources and begin a free.
Universal mass vaccination campaign across the country. The Opposition’s united front came a day after BJP president J P Nadda wrote to Congress president Sonia Gandhi accusing her party of misleading people and creating false panic. This also comes when the BJP is pulling out all the stops to counter criticism of the Prime Minister and the Centre’s handling of the crisis, attributing it to vested interests with an ‘agenda’.
Due to a shortage of doses, Many states have suspended the vaccination drive for the 18-44 age group . Incidentally, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, who has been demanding steps to augment vaccine production, was not a signatory to the letter. Also missing was BSP chief Mayawati.
The signatories include Congress president Sonia Gandhi, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray, Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M K Stalin, Jharkhand Chief Minister Hemant Soren and former Prime Minister H D Deve Gowda.