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‘They will not get the Covid-19 vaccine’: says Shivraj Singh Chouhan, explains why

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Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan said on Monday that he will not receive the vaccine against the coronavirus disease (Covid-19), saying that those who are under the priority groups should have the preference.

“I have decided that I will not get vaccinated for now. It must first be administered to others. My turn should come later. We have to work to ensure that priority groups are administered with the vaccine, ”Chouhan said, according to the ANI news agency.

The comment from the senior leader of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) came a day after India’s Controller General of Drugs, VG Somani, approved the emergency use of two coronavirus vaccines, one developed by AstraZeneca and the University of Oxford and the other by a local company. Bharat Biotech.

Shortly after the approval of the two vaccines, Congressional leaders Anand Sharma, Shashi Tharoor, and Jairam Ramesh on Sunday expressed concern over the granting of approval for Bharat Biotech’s Covid-19 vaccine for restricted use, saying it is “premature” and can be dangerous. .

The leaders then received criticism from Union Minister Hardeep Singh Puri and BJP leader JP Nadda, who said that the opposition led by Congress is full of anger, mockery and disdain.

In a tweet, Puri said: “Our inner cynics M / s Jairam, Tharoor and Akhilesh are behaving faithfully in their style. They first questioned the value of our soldiers and now they are unhappy that the two vaccines to get DCGI approval are made in India. Clearly, they are in search of permanent political marginalization. “

Jairam Ramesh replied: “So says the inner Goebbels-cum-Albert Speer.” Both Goebbels and Speer were close allies of the German dictator Hitler.

Tharoor, a congressional MP and former Union minister, also responded to Puri, saying that he had never questioned the value of our soldiers. “I would be happy and proud if more Indian vaccines were approved, but only after a full 3-phase trial confirms that they are safe and effective. Short-circuiting the process is unprecedented, inadvisable and puts lives at risk

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