Congress: Nadda’s letter smells of arrogance, Modi government denies failure to handle pandemic | India News
NEW DELHI: On Tuesday, Congress responded to BJP chief JP Nadda for his letter to party president Sonia Gandhi, accusing Rahul Gandhi of duplicity on the Covid-19 situation, saying that the communication It reeked of arrogance and denial and the total failure of the government to handle the coronavirus situation.
Congressional spokesman Ajay Maken refuted allegations of politicking made by Nadda in his letter to Sonia and said former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, Sonia and Rahul had sent “constructive” suggestions to Prime Minister Narendra Modi as part of the “raj dharma “of the opposition.
While these suggestions were ultimately endorsed by scientific journals such as the Lancet and Nature, and bodies such as the Indian Medical Association, the Modi government ignored them, the letter says.
“What option do we have but to say that the government abdicated its responsibility? I ask Naddaji if he is calling all these magazines and IMA, which includes Covid warriors from our country, for political reasons. ”Maken asked.
Citing cases of corpses floating down the Ganges as a sign of how bad things were, Congress alleged that the government did not make preparations to combat the pandemic, but neither did it help the vaccine makers Bharat Biotech and Serum Institute, according to filed in superior court. .
“When Serum Institute requested Rs 3,000 crore from the Union government, the Modi government was unable to extend the aid. As a result of this, we have reached a stage where vaccines are in short supply, ”Maken said, claiming that with the current vaccination rate, it would take India three years and eight months to vaccinate 90 crore adults.
Congressional P Chidambaram cited a column by Nobel Prize winners Abhijit Banerjee and Esther Duflo that referred to India’s Covid-19 problem as the world’s problem. “The authors are not members of Congress. Their names may ring a bell at JP Nadda. Nobel Prize winners Dr. Abhijit Banerjee and Dr. Esther Duflo, ”he said.