Covid vaccination news: Get vaccine & give them free to all: Opposition | India News

Sharad Pawar, Sitaram Yechury and Sonia Gandhi are among the many opposition leaders who’ve written the joint letter to PM Modi

NEW DELHI: A joint opposition on Wednesday urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to centrally procure vaccines from all international and home sources and instantly launch a common and free mass vaccination drive throughout the nation.
The bloc of 12 opposition events and leaders additionally urged Modi to repeal the controversial farm legal guidelines to save lots of the “annadatas” and free them to develop meals for the nation — a reference to the continued protests which have uncovered farmers to infections. In addition they demanded that the PM cease the Central Vista challenge and divert its price range to procuring vaccines and oxygen, give all jobless Rs 6,000 monthly and supply free foodgrain to the needy.
The letter was signed by Congress chief Sonia Gandhi, JD(S) chief H D Deve Gowda, NCP president Sharad Pawar, chief ministers Uddhav Thackeray, Mamata Banerjee, M Okay Stalin and Hemant Soren, SP chief Akhilesh Yadav, RJD chief Tejashwi Yadav, CPM common secretary Sitaram Yechury and CPI chief D Raja.
The letter additionally urged the PM to “invoke obligatory licensing to increase home vaccine manufacturing, spend budgetary allocation of Rs 35,000 crore for vaccines, launch all cash held within the unaccounted personal belief fund PM Cares to purchase extra vaccines, oxygen and medical gear required”.
In a caustic jibe, the grouping instructed Modi, “Although it has not been the observe of your workplace or authorities, we might respect a response to our recommendations within the pursuits of India and our individuals.”
It stated the opposition had repeatedly advised to the federal government numerous measures to take care of the pandemic however they had been rejected or ignored, “compounding the scenario to succeed in such an apocalyptic human tragedy”.
Tagging the letter, Congress chief Jairam Ramesh tweeted, “A joint enchantment from the opposition to your humanity and democratic spirit (no matter is left of it). United, India can defeat Covid-19. Provided that you hearken to ‘Kaam ki Baat’, as an alternative of imposing ‘Mann ki Baat’. Additionally, please ask your ministers to work, not troll.”

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