Bhopal: Congress caught in its own trap over jab allegation; No vaccination on Sunday and Tuesday
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BHOPAL: The Congress has criticised the state government after Madhya Pradesh created a record in the country by vaccinating 16, 95, 000 people.

The party has, however, been caught in its own trap. The Congress leaders alleged that fewer people had been jabbed a day before and after the mega vaccination drive.

Rajya Sabha MP, Jairam Ramesh, former chief ministers Kamal Nath and Digvijaya Singh made the allegation against the government through a few tweets.

Their tweets turned out to be a laughing stock when it came to light that people are not vaccinated on Sunday, Tuesday and Friday.

A few people are jabbed on these days in some private hospitals and in some government health centres, but anti-corona vials are not given.

Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan said that the Congress celebrated every death and that the government did not launch the vaccination drive, but it was a peopleís movement.

Kamal Nath cannot digest the success of the campaign launched for the people, Chouhan added.

The Chief Minister further said that he had thanked the Congress leaders for supporting the campaign, but, besides criticising the government, they cannot do anything else.

Medical education minister Vishwash Sarang told a press conference that people were generally vaccinated on Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday.

These four days have been fixed for vaccinating people since beginning of the drive, he said.

Sarang further said that the Congress had launched a misinformation campaign and that their leaders should delete the tweets and tender an apology to people.

Ramesh tweeted that the 692 people were vaccinated on June 20, 16.95 lakh on June 21 and 4,842 on June 22.

It is not known who they are trying to fool, he tweeted. After that, Nath issued a statement that before a week of the mega vaccination drive only a few people had been jabbed in districts.

The government fooled people to create records, Nath said.

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