'Please get yourself vaccinated': Ravi Shankar Prasad advises Rahul Gandhi

Union Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad on Monday slammed Congress leader Rahul Gandhi over comments on COVID-19 vaccination. Rahul Gandhi has been criticizing the Centre over its vaccination policy.

While slamming the Congress leader, Ravi Shankar Prasad advised Rahul Gandhi to get himself vaccinated against COVID-19. "The country doesn't know if Congress leader Rahul Gandhi has yet vaccinated himself or not. If you (Rahul Gandhi) haven't got the COVID-19 vaccine yet, my humble appeal is that, please get yourself vaccinated," Ravi Shankar Prasad was quoted as saying by news agency ANI.

Last week, Congress on Wednesday said party chief Sonia Gandhi has taken both doses of the COVID-19 vaccine while Rahul Gandhi could not take the jabs yet as he had contracted the virus in May.

"Congress president Sonia Gandhi has taken both doses of the vaccine. Rahul Gandhi will take the vaccine will take the vaccine after his mandatory wait period ends," senior Congress leader told PTI.

On June 16, Rahul Gandhi had said India needs quick and complete vaccination and not the BJP's 'brand of lies and rhyming slogans' to cover up the vaccine shortage caused by the government's inaction.

He also alleged that the government was trying to save the image of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, attempts that are facilitating the virus and costing people's lives.

"India needs quick and complete vaccination- not BJP's usual brand of lies and rhyming slogans to cover-up vaccine shortage caused by Modi Government's inaction," the Congress leader said on Twitter.

"GOI's constant attempts to save PM's fake image are facilitating the virus and costing people's lives," he added.

(With inputs from PTI)

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