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Nadda writes to Sonia Gandhi, asks her to ‘stop misleading’ people over Covid

Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) president JP Nadda on Tuesday wrote a letter to his Congress counterpart, Sonia Gandhi, asking her and the celebration together with its chief ministers to “stop misleading people, creating false panic and even contradicting the stands on the vaccination policy.”

The letter got here a day after the Congress Working Committee on Monday handed a decision calling the second Covid-19 wave a “grave calamity and direct consequence of the Modi government’s indifference, insensitivity, and incompetence.”

Nadda, in his four-page response to Gandhi, accused Congress leaders of contributing to vaccine hesitancy. “Vaccine that is made in India should be a matter of national pride. Instead, Congress leaders tried to ridicule it and create doubts in the minds of people. Even the chief minister belonging to your party indulged in such antics. In a nation that has almost no recent history of vaccine hesitancy, your party has the dubious record of trying to actively create [it], that too, in the middle of a once-in-a-century pandemic,” the letter stated. “The Congress Working Committee talks about the Modi government ‘abdicating’ its responsibility on vaccination. Is there so much of a communication gap between the Congress party and the states it shares powers in? In April itself, topmost Congress leaders were calling for decentralisation of vaccination.”

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Nadda defended the vaccination coverage and stated it had already ensured appreciable protection in precedence teams by offering over 160 million vaccines to states within the first two phases.

There has been a slew of complaints from states in regards to the deficiencies within the vaccination programme, the shortage of vaccines, and their differential pricing for these above 18.

Nadda stated that BJP dominated states have introduced their resolve to assist the poor and underprivileged by offering vaccines at no cost. “I am sure that Congress governments in various states also feel strongly for the poor, can they also come out with a similar decision to provide vaccines for free?”

Nadda accused the Congress of politicising the pandemic and the vaccination coverage. He added on this struggle towards the pandemic, the conduct of the topmost Congress leaders, together with Rahul Gandhi, will likely be remembered for “duplicity and pettiness.”

“Your party, under your leadership, is doing no favours to itself by opposing lockdowns and then demanding for the same, ignoring the Centre’s advisories on the second wave of Covid and then saying they did not get any information, holding massive election rallies in Kerala causing a spike in Covid cases while grandstanding about the election rallies elsewhere, supporting protest but speaking about the following Covid guidelines,” the letter stated. Nadda additionally cited a surge in Covid-19 circumstances in Congress-ruled state equivalent to Punjab.

On the Congress’s opposition to the Central Vista, Nadda stated the necessity for a brand new Parliament was raised in the course of the Congress-led United Progressive Alliance rule. He added the then speaker Meira Kumar underscored the necessity for a brand new parliament constructing. Nadda added Congress’s Chhattisgarh authorities was additionally going forward with its plans of constructing a brand new meeting complicated.

There was no quick response from the Congress.

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