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Congressional Leaders From Around the Country Send Memoranda to the President for Universal Free Vaccination | India News


NEW DELHI: Congressional leaders from across the country sent memos addressed to President Ram Nath Kovind on Friday, asking him to lead the Center to ensure universal free vaccination, saying it is the only way to defeat the pandemic.
The Pradesh and district congressional committees of different states submitted memoranda to the respective district governors and magistrates on behalf of the president.
“Vaccination is the only protection amid the raging Covid-19 pandemic. The Modi government’s vaccination strategy has been a dangerous cocktail of mistakes and gaffes,” read their identical memoranda.
They also emphasized that “the need of the moment is for the BJP Union government to obtain the vaccine and supply it free to the states and private hospitals to vaccinate the people of India. Anything less is a disservice to India and its people. people”.
The entire population of the country over 18 years of age must be vaccinated on or before December 31, 2021, they demanded.
“This is the only way to save our people. To do this, the only solution is to vaccinate at least a million people a day and not the current average of 16 lakh people a day.”
“We therefore urge you to direct the Modi government to guarantee one crore of vaccination per day as well as universal free vaccination. This is the only way to combat the Covid-19 pandemic and defeat the disease,” said the party memorandum.
Separately, a party statement also said that states are totally at the mercy of an “unreliable Center” because foreign suppliers refuse to participate directly and nationals do not have enough production to meet their demands.
“They are begging the prime minister to release the GST compensation owed to them so that they can buy vaccines for those between 18 and 44 years old in order to stop the start of the third wave,” the statement said.
Congress Speaker Sonia Gandhi, former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, party leader Rahul Gandhi and other opposition leaders in their joint statement have on many occasions tried to draw the government’s attention to the need for universal free vaccination.
On June 2, 2022, the Congressional Social Media Department ran a massive online campaign, #SpeakUpForFreeUniversalVaccination, with the goal of urging the central government for universal free vaccination, the party said.

Times of India