Rahul Gandhi slams PM Modi over coronavirus vaccine distribution promise

Rahul Gandhi slams PM Modi over coronavirus vaccine distribution promise

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi has hit out at Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the Bharatiya Janata Party over the coronavirus vaccine distribution promise. Rahul Gandhi tweeted saying, "Earlier, the Prime Minister said that everyone will get the vaccine. The BJP in the Bihar elections also promised that everyone in Bihar will get free vaccine. Now, the Government of India is saying they never said everyone will get a shot of the vaccine. What does the PM exactly stand by?"

Earlier, Prime Minister Narendra Modi reviewed the government’s preparedness for coronavirus vaccine delivery, distribution and administration. PM Modi reviewed the preparations of the digital database for Covid-19 vaccine, cold chains, transportation and also vaccine priority groups. The last two months of the year 2020 have brought a much-needed hope in an otherwise grim and painful year. While every country is desperately looking for a vaccine to achieve herd immunity, India is among the top countries that have secured the highest doses of vaccine as of November 30, recent data shows. According to the calculation of Duke University's global health innovation centre, India has secured 1.6 billion doses of the coronavirus vaccine followed by the EU with 1.58 billion doses. The US government has confirmed nearly 1.01 billion doses of Covid-19 potential vaccine.