Parliamentary affairs minister and BJP leader Pralhad Joshi on June 8 claimed the Congress President Sonia Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi have not taken the Covid-19 vaccine as they do not have confidence in Indian vaccines.
“When we started vaccination in January, Congress leaders raised questions on vaccine efficacy. Now, they are taking the vaccine. As per my knowledge, Sonia and Rahul Gandhi haven’t taken the vaccine. They don’t have confidence in the Indian vaccine,” said the Union minister.
Joshi’s statement came a day after Prime Minister Narendra Modi, in an address to the nation, announced that all vaccines will be procured by the Central government and will be given to states for free of cost.
Reacting to Joshi, the Congress spokesperson Randeep Singh Surjewala accused the BJP ministers and said, “resorting to diabolical propaganda to divert attention from the abject failure of the Modi government to ensure universal free vaccination”.
He said that PM have endangered the lives of millions of Indians by changing the vaccination policy three times in six months.