New Delhi: Senior Congress leader Mallikarjun Kharge on Tuesday hit back at BJP President JP Nadda who had accused that the Congress was “misleading” people and creating “false panic” in the fight against the Covid-19 pandemic.
Kharge alleged that Nadda hadn’t got out of the habit of blaming Congress for everything, inspite of BJP being at helm of affairs for over 7 years.
The Congress leader also questioned Narendra Modi government’s decision of exporting Covid vaccines.
“Despite being the pharma hub of the world, India has fully vaccinated only 1.8% of the population. We rank 69th in terms of %age of population vaccinated. Why were only 34.6 crore doses ordered for 130 cr prople, out of which 6 cr doses were exported? ” Kharge tweeted.
He added: “Instead of channelling resources to bring India out of the deep crisis it is in today, the BJP Govt exported vaccines, refused to club election phases & allowed super-spreader events. Damage control was done, not to save people but to save BJP’s image!”
The Leader of Opposition in Rajya Sabha wondred:
“If efforts were made to ensure medicines & essential goods for all, why are crematoriums & even rivers overrun with the bodies of the dead? If free ration was given to 80 crore Indians in 2020, why was India ranked 94 among 107 countries in the Global Hunger Index 2020? “
Kharge said that while Congress ruled state governments had already announced free vaccines for everyone above 18 years of age, the BJP Government wasn’t using the Rs 35000 crore allocated by Parliament to make vaccines free for all.
He also accused Prime Minister Narendra Modi of being involved in election campaiging at the time of public health crisis.
“India won’t forget that while our people struggled to breathe, PM @narendramodi was busy with rallies & building a palace for himself. Nadda ji, instead of writing letters to the @INCIndia President, please tender an apology to India & lend an ear to their pleas!” Kharge tweeted.
Nadda had written a four-page letter to Sonia Gandhi after Congress Working Committee hit out at Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his government over the handling of the coronavirus crisis.
Nadda said that Congress leaders, including Rahul Gandhi, will be remembered for “duplicity and pettiness”. (PW News)