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Govt made India an importer from an exporter: Priyanka slams Centre

Govt made India an importer from an exporter: Priyanka slams Centre

New Delhi: Congress general secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra lashed out at the Centre for exporting COVID vaccines without ensuring enough doses for the country's people amid the unprecedented surge in the COVID cases.

The country has been forced to import vaccines due to poor foresight of the government, said she adding that the country became an importer from an exporter, undoing 70 years of its efforts.

"Shocking that while COVID ravages India, from being a vaccine exporter, it has been compelled to become a vaccine importer undoing 70 years of govt effort, @narendramodi: the pilot who had his photo plastered on boarding passes only to press the eject button during an emergency," she tweeted on Saturday.

She sarcastically gave credit to the efforts of the Congress rule of 70 years which had been ridiculed by the current regime often.

India reported 2,34,692 new Covid-19 cases in the last 24 hours, the biggest single-day spike ever, taking the overall tally to 1,45,26,609 cases on Saturday, according to the Health Ministry data.

This is the third consecutive day that the country has registered over 2 lakh cases. India had on Friday reported 2,17,353 new cases and 2,00,739 on Thursday.

Also in the last 24 hours, there were 1,341 new Covid-19 fatalities, the third consecutive day with over a thousand deaths.

(with minor edits from IANS)

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