NEW DELHI: Congress leaders on Sunday slammed the police motion towards some folks for allegedly placing up posters essential of the Prime Minister and dared the federal government to arrest them for elevating questions on the export of Covid vaccines.
Led by Rahul Gandhi, Congress leaders modified their profile photos on Twitter with the poster asking why Covid vaccines have been despatched overseas.
The opposition celebration mentioned robust questions shall be requested from the prime minister if folks do not get vaccines, medicines and oxygen.
“Arrest me too,” mentioned Gandhi in a tweet whereas sharing an image of the poster “Modi ji, why did you ship our youngsters’s vaccines overseas”.
The problem was posed after just a few folks have been arrested by Delhi police for placing up posters within the nationwide capital on the vaccine subject.
The Delhi Police additionally registered plenty of FIRs and arrested folks for pasting posters essential of the prime minister.
Congress chief Jairam Ramesh dared the prime minister and residential minister to arrest him, saying he was placing up such posters on his compound wall.
“Placing up essential posters towards PM is now a criminal offense? Is India run by the Modi Penal Code now? Is the Delhi Police so jobless in the midst of a raging pandemic,” he requested.
“I’m placing up posters on my compound wall tomorrow. Come get me,” Ramesh dared.
Congress spokesperson Pawan Khera mentioned at a press convention that questions shall be requested from the prime minister if folks do not get vaccines, medicines and oxygen they desperately have to combat Covid.
“I dare you to arrest me. The place is my vaccine, the place is my oxygen? We’ll proceed to ask you questions,” he mentioned whereas alleging that individuals are being “arrested for asking questions”.
Khera mentioned a lot of the deaths may have been averted and individuals are dying not due to Covid, however as a result of mismanagement in dealing with the pandemic.
He alleged that the federal government had created man-made shortages and there was chaos throughout.
“The Authorities of India didn’t handle the disaster nicely,” he mentioned.
The Congress chief alleged that when it got here to negotiating with vaccine producers or putting in the vaccine coverage, all the pieces was “centralised and individualised”.
“PM Modi needed to be often called a vaccine guru, however now your entire world and each Indian is asking robust questions,” he mentioned.
“You may’t have centralised decision-making and decentralised accountability,” he mentioned.
“What we witnessed is picture administration, which is probably the most unlucky side of this authorities. It’s deadly for the nation,” he felt.
On the Centre issuing tips in rural areas, Khera mentioned they’ve come a lot after the virus has already unfold in villages.
“We additionally get to know the under-preparedness of the federal government, as your entire preparedness was vested with the Centre below NDMA,” he mentioned.
He mentioned India has efficiently carried out immunisation drives up to now and illnesses like polio have been eradicated.
“India has achieved immunisation up to now, offered there’s a political will. The political will is just not there below PM Modi,” he alleged.