On Covid-19 vaccine, Ravi Shankar Prasad’s appeal to Rahul Gandhi | Latest News India

Union minister Ravi Shankar Prasad on Monday suggested Congress chief Rahul Gandhi, who has been criticising the Centre over its vaccination coverage, to get himself vaccinated in opposition to Covid-19. “The nation would not know if Congress chief Rahul Gandhi has but vaccinated himself or not. When you (Rahul Gandhi) have not bought the Covid-19 vaccine but, my humble enchantment is that please get your self vaccinated,” Ravi Shankar Prasad stated in Bihar’s Patna, in line with information company ANI.

Final week, Congress stated that celebration chief Sonia Gandhi has taken each doses of the Covid-19 vaccine and that Rahul Gandhi couldn’t take the jab as he contracted the coronavirus illness in Might.

A senior celebration functionary stated Rahul Gandhi was scheduled to take the vaccine on Might 16, however he examined optimistic for the coronavirus illness a day earlier than. “Congress president Sonia Gandhi has taken each doses of the vaccine. Rahul Gandhi will take the vaccine after his obligatory wait interval ends,” a senior chief advised PTI.

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The remarks got here after a number of Union ministers and Bharatiya Janata Get together (BJP) leaders questioned whether or not prime Congress leaders, together with Sonia Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi, have taken the Covid-19 vaccine and requested for the small print of their vaccinations to be made public.

The federal government has stated that those that have examined optimistic for the coronavirus illness ought to take the vaccine three months after they absolutely get better.

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On Sunday, Congress president Sonia Gandhi’s son-in-law Robert Vadra defended Rahul Gandhi over the BJP’s queries. “Vaccinations are most vital for each citizen of our nation. Questions had been requested by BJP spokespersons and Ministers, ‘Why I hadn’t taken the vaccine and why do Rahul, Priyanka haven’t any religion in Indian vaccines’. They have to get their information appropriate,” Vadra stated in a Fb publish.

Vadra additionally stated that since Rahul Gandhi had contracted Covid-19 whereas campaigning for the polls he needed to look ahead to a stipulated time to get vaccinated and clarified that his spouse and celebration chief Priyanka Gandhi Vadra has already taken the shot.

Rahul Gandhi has been probably the most vocal critic of the Centre’s response to the coronavirus pandemic and attacked it over its vaccination coverage.

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