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Congress leaders blast Centre for “flawed” vaccination policy, claim ‘Ayogya Setu’ ‘NoWin’ not helping

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Top Congress leaders including Rahul Gandhi have lashed out at the Narendra Modi-led government at the Centre for its “flawed” vaccination policy. The criticism came after the meeting of the Congress Working Committee that has also decided to defer the election for the post of party’s president till the COVOD situation eases.

Addressing the media after the CWC meeting, Congress leader KC Venugopal targeted the Modi government for its vaccine policy. Venugopal said that millions of people who do have access to the internet in the country have been left behind in the vaccination drive.

The senior Congress leader said, “Vaccine supplies are grossly insufficient yet the government denies the hard facts. The pricing policy is opaque and discriminatory, and contrary to economic and all other logics.”

Online process excluding millions, claims Congress

Venugopal further said, “The government has passed on the financial responsibility of vaccinating people in 18-45 age group to states that are already facing several financial stress. Mandatory online registration without walk-in option will exclude and have excluded millions of our people.”

Congress spokesperson Randeep Surjewala said that the policy was discriminatory. “The COVID immunisation policy is discriminatory. Poor people will be left out as they do not have access to the internet,” Surjewala said.

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The party spokesperson also slammed the Centre over the alleged improper distribution of COVID essential resources like oxygen and medication across the country.

Rahul Gandhi takes a dig at Centre

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi too took a dig at the Union government. He took to Twitter and in a message for the “app-dependent” Modi government said, “Unfortunately, even those who do not have access to the internet, which is around half of India’s population, are also getting infected with COVID-19. Apps such as ‘Ayogya Setu’ and ‘NoWin’ won’t save people, but vaccine will.”

He had earlier said that GOI’s repeated chest-thumping at receiving foreign aid was pathetic. Had the Union government done its job, it would not have come to this, Gandhi said.

 

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