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Jairam Ramesh rejects Union Minister’s claims of ‘pushing for foreign vaccines’

World NewsIndia NewsJairam Ramesh rejects Union Minister's claims of 'pushing for foreign vaccines'

by theSanihashish RoyNew Delhi

Congress MP Jay Ram Ramesh Union Minister Rajiv Chandrasekhar on Sunday denied earlier claims that some opposition leaders had tried to “intimidate” the Center into approving a foreign vaccine against Covid-19, which It is now under controversy for allegedly not being able to control the spread of the virus. and lead to other health complications. The senior Congress leader rejected claims made in a Twitter post shared by the Union minister that Congress leaders Rahul Gandhi, P Chidambaram and Ramesh Pfizer were pushing for the vaccine at a time when drugmakers The company was “intimidating” the Center for its acceptance.

“We can understand why for a government established and sustained by propaganda, you would be compelled to make such a distorted and malicious statement. Thus, on the merits of the claim, there is little else to say. Much less that it is a complete lie,” Ramesh said in a letter to Chandrasekhar.

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The Congress MP said the Union Minister’s post “undermines the basic principles of democracy and justice”. He added that such actions are expected from online trolls and not from government ministers who should conduct themselves at a higher standard.

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Ramesh also mentioned his intervention during last year’s standing committee meeting on vaccine development and genetic sequencing of the coronavirus to discuss progress in vaccine development in India. He further pointed out several steps taken by the Congress during the second wave of Covid-19.

“At a time when your government was in a panic mode, it was the Indian National Congress that stepped forward and offered to pay the train tickets of the stranded migrant workers and help them,” he added. It was desperately needed.”


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