No poster of Manmohan Singh when 17 crore polio doses were given: Congress
On Monday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi congratulated the people of the country for a record single-day vaccination drive
Congress party criticised the Centre over PM Modi's posters as India achieved maximum Covid vaccination of 80 lakh in a day saying they didn't put posters of former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh when the highest vaccination happened during the polio program.
"We are happy with the 80 lakh vaccinations yesterday. But the highest vaccination had happened during polio programs, 17 crore were done. It’s a different thing that Manmohan Singh didn’t put up posters of him back then," Congress spokesperson Randeep Singh Surjewala said during a press conference.
On Monday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi congratulated the people of the country for a record single-day vaccination drive. Expressing happiness over the fact that 80 lakh people got the vaccine jab on Monday, the Prime Minister praised the frontline Corona warriors for their hard work.
"Today's record-breaking vaccination numbers are gladdening. The vaccine remains our strongest weapon to fight Covid-19. Congratulations to those who got vaccinated and kudos to all the frontline warriors working hard to ensure so many citizens got the vaccine. Well done India!" PM Modi tweeted.
Meanwhile, Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday warned about the third wave of the COVID-19 pandemic as he released a white paper to help the government prepare for the third Covid wave.
Addressing the media during a live session on his Twitter handle, the Congress leader said, "We have prepared a white paper not to point fingers but show shortcomings and hope that, in the future, this will be addressed.”
“The entire country is aware a third wave is coming... and the government must be prepared for this... that is our purpose," he stressed.
The second Covid wave wreaked havoc in India, with lakhs infected and thousands dying every day. At its peak over four lakh new cases and more than four thousands deaths were reported per day.