Priyanka: Vaccine strategy ‘abject failure’
Congress leader says Modi government rejects suggestions by Opposition
Slamming the government’s alleged lack of preparedness to deal with the Covid-19 second wave and terming its vaccine strategy “abject failure”, Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi Vadra yesterday said the BJP-led Centre cannot shift the blame as Jawaharlal Nehru isn’t in-charge, Narendra Modi is and he should protect Indians.
In an exclusive interview with PTI, the Congress general secretary said constructive suggestions from opposition parties are being dismissed as politicisation rather than being accepted in the spirit that the nation is in crisis, every single life matters and, therefore, “all of us must stand together and do whatever we can to save lives regardless of our politics”.
“They [government] are
wasting time engaging in pettiness, making a minister respond to a letter addressed by a former prime minister who served this nation selflessly and with dignity to the present prime minister; union ministers are blaming state governments for increased oxygen consumption and central government press releases are targeting Opposition governments,” she said. Her remarks come two days after Health Minister Harsh Vardhan responded to former PM Manmohan Singh’s letter with suggestions on Covid-19 management.