NEW DELHI: Congress on Tuesday hit again at BJP chief J P Nadda for his letter to celebration president Sonia Gandhi accusing Rahul Gandhi of duplicity on the Covid-19 scenario, saying the communication reeked of conceitedness and denial and of the federal government’s full failure in dealing with the coronavirus scenario.
Congress spokesperson Ajay Maken refuted allegations of politicking made by Nadda in his letter to Sonia and mentioned former PM Manmohan Singh, Sonia and Rahul had forwarded “constructive” recommendations to PM Narendra Modi as a part of the opposition’s “raj dharma”.
Whereas these recommendations had been ultimately endorsed by scientific journals just like the Lancet and Nature, and our bodies just like the Indian Medical Affiliation, they had been disregarded by the Modi authorities, the letter mentioned.
“What choice do we’ve got however to say the federal government abdicated its accountability? I ask Naddaji whether or not he’s calling all these journals and IMA, which includes our nation’s Covid warriors, politically motivated?” Maken requested.
Citing cases of useless our bodies floating down the Ganga as an indication of how unhealthy issues had been, Congress alleged the federal government didn’t make preparations to battle the pandemic, but additionally didn’t help vaccine producers Bharat Biotech and Serum Institute, as submitted within the apex court docket.
“When Serum Institute sought Rs 3,000 crore from the Union authorities, the Modi authorities failed to increase assist. Because of this, we’ve got reached a stage the place vaccines are in brief provide,” Maken mentioned, alleging that on the present fee of vaccination, India would take three years and eight months to vaccinate all 90 crore adults.
Congress’s P Chidambaram cited a column by Nobel Prize winners Abhijit Banerjee and Esther Duflo that referred to India’s Covid-19 drawback because the world’s drawback. “The authors usually are not Congress members. Their names could ring a bell in J P Nadda. Dr Abhijit Banerjee and Dr Esther Duflo, Nobel Prize winners,” he mentioned.