New Delhi: Congress General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra called out shortcomings of the vaccination drive without much preparation by the Modi government.
Citing the long queue at the vaccination centres and waiting for vaccines due to inadequate supply, Priyanka Gandhi urged the Centre to make arrangements for the door to door vaccination.
"India is the biggest manufacturer of vaccines. BJP celebrated vaccine day on April 12 but did not make arrangements for vaccines and within 30 days vaccination rate was down by 82 per cent. (Prime Minister Narendra) Modiji went to vaccine industries and got his picture clicked" said Priyanka Gandhi in a series of tweets in Hindi.
"Why did his government order the vaccines in January 2021? The US and other countries ordered vaccines with the Indian government much earlier. Who will take responsibility for the same? It is impossible to fight Covid-19 without delivering the vaccines door to door," she said in another tweet.
Her remarks came on the day when India recorded the highest ever daily count in Covid-19 deaths with 4,205 fatalities in 24 hours, with a total tally of 3.48 lakh Covid cases.
Several states have red-flagged the shortage of covid vaccines to the central government, as cases surged in the second wave of coronavirus pandemic.