‘Modi missing along with vaccines, oxygen and medicines,’ says Rahul Gandhi

Rahul Gandhi

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Thursday hit out at Prime Minister Narendra Modi regarding the spiraling COVID-19 situation in India, saying that along with vaccines, oxygen and medicines, PM Modi was also missing.

“What’s left is the Central Vista, Goods and Services tax on medicines and the prime minister’s photos here and there,” Rahul Gandhi said.

Many Congress leaders also countered the government on vaccine shortage after Urban Development Minister Hardeep Singh Puri had blamed Congress leaders for raising doubts about Bharat Biotech’s Covaxin being given approval without the phase three clinical trial data.

“Where is the Vaccine ? NDA/BJP Ministers are desperately trying to deflect attention from their Criminal mishandling of Pandemic by Goebbelinaly (sic) blaming opposition for fuelling vaccine hesitancy. FOCUS ON DOING SOME WORK FOR A CHANGE,” Lok Sabha member Manish Tewari said.

Another Congress politician Shashi Tharoor named by Puri in a tweet, asked if the vaccine shortage in the country was because of his tweet.

“Let me keep it simple: 1. Is the vaccine shortage because of Congress’ tweets? 2. Did GOI fail to order enough vaccines because of my tweets? 3. Is differential pricing in May the result of my pointing out on Jan 3 that that Phase 3 trials of Covaxin were not complete @HardeepSPuri,” asked Tharoor.

Meanwhile, the National Student’s Union of India filed a missing person complaint about Union Home Minister Amit Shah with the Delhi Police. The organisation’s General Secretary Nagesh Kariyappa told The Hindu that politicians must look after the public and not run away in a crisis.