A day after it led to the arrest of 15 in Delhi, Congress leader Rahul Gandhi has tweeted the same poster that reads, “Modiji humare bachon ki vaccine videsh kyu bhej diya (PM why did you send vaccines of our children to foreign countries?).”
In the caption, the Congress MP has also dared to arrest him too.
For those who are unaware, the Delhi Police had registered 17 FIRs and arrested 15 people for allegedly pasting posters critical of Prime Minister Narendra Modi in connection with the vaccination drive against COVID-19, on Saturday.
The posters read: “Modiji humare bachon ki vaccine videsh kyu bhej diya (PM why did you send vaccines of our children to foreign countries?).”
On Thursday, the police had received information about the posters following which senior officers of the districts were alerted. And based on further complaints, as many as 17 FIRs were registered under sections 188 (disobedience to order duly promulgated by public servant) of the Indian Penal Code and other relevant sections including section 3 of the Prevention of Defacement of Property Act across various districts of the Delhi Police, the officials said.
Yesterday, Gandhi had called for a national vaccine strategy and claimed that the government's "disastrous" inoculation policy will "ensure a devastating third wave" in the country.
He also accused the prime minister of making "mother Ganga cry" after bodies of suspected coronavirus victims were found floating in the river.
"The Government of India's (GOI's) disastrous vaccine strategy will ensure a devastating third wave. It can't be repeated enough - India needs a proper vaccine strategy," he said on Twitter.
Tagging media reports claiming that over 2,000 bodies have been found in 1140 km area along the Ganga, he alleged, "One who used to say 'Ganga' has called him has made Mother Ganga cry." Gandhi and the Congress have been attacking the prime minister and his government over its vaccine strategy and handling of the pandemic.
(With inputs from agencies)