Union minister Ravi Shankar Prasad on Monday suggested Congress chief Rahul Gandhi, who has been criticising the Centre over its vaccination coverage, to get himself vaccinated towards Covid-19. “The nation would not know if Congress chief Rahul Gandhi has but vaccinated himself or not. For those who (Rahul Gandhi) have not bought the Covid-19 vaccine but, my humble attraction is that please get your self vaccinated,” Ravi Shankar Prasad mentioned in Bihar’s Patna, based on information company ANI.
Final week, Congress mentioned that get together chief Sonia Gandhi has taken each doses of the Covid-19 vaccine and that Rahul Gandhi couldn’t take the jab as he contracted the coronavirus illness in Might.
A senior get together functionary mentioned Rahul Gandhi was scheduled to take the vaccine on Might 16, however he examined constructive for the coronavirus illness a day earlier than. “Congress president Sonia Gandhi has taken each doses of the vaccine. Rahul Gandhi will take the vaccine after his necessary wait interval ends,” a senior chief advised PTI.
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The remarks got here after a number of Union ministers and Bharatiya Janata Social gathering (BJP) leaders questioned whether or not prime Congress leaders, together with Sonia Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi, have taken the Covid-19 vaccine and requested for the main points of their vaccinations to be made public.
The federal government has mentioned that those that have examined constructive for the coronavirus illness ought to take the vaccine three months after they absolutely get better.
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On Sunday, Congress president Sonia Gandhi’s son-in-law Robert Vadra defended Rahul Gandhi over the BJP’s queries. “Vaccinations are most necessary for each citizen of our nation. Questions had been requested by BJP spokespersons and Ministers, ‘Why I hadn’t taken the vaccine and why do Rahul, Priyanka haven’t any religion in Indian vaccines’. They have to get their details right,” Vadra mentioned in a Fb put up.
Vadra additionally mentioned that since Rahul Gandhi had contracted Covid-19 whereas campaigning for the polls he needed to watch for a stipulated time to get vaccinated and clarified that his spouse and get together chief Priyanka Gandhi Vadra has already taken the shot.
Rahul Gandhi has been probably the most vocal critic of the Centre’s response to the coronavirus pandemic and attacked it over its vaccination coverage.