Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on June 6 said the Modi government was busy fighting for a blue tick on Twitter, leaving people to fend for themselves and become “aatma nirbhar” in their fight to get Covid vaccines.
Rahul’s remarks came a day after outrage over the removal of ‘blue tick’ badge from the personal accounts of Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu and top RSS leaders by Twitter, only to restore it later.
“The Modi government is fighting for the blue tick. If you want a Covid vaccine, then be self-reliant,” he said in a sarcastic tweet in Hindi, using the hashtag “#Priorities”.
Congress general secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra criticized Modi government and asked, “Is the health of Indian citizens less important than the Central Vista project?”, alleging that the government has declared the project as an essential service with people working day and night to complete it by 2023.
Responding to Rahul, the BJP said he should get out of social media and work on the ground. The party also asked him to speak to chief ministers of Congress-ruled states regarding alleged scams and irregularities in the Covid vaccination programme there.