Congress leader Rahul Gandhi
Congress leader Rahul Gandhi

New Delhi

In a swipe at government, Congress leader Rahul Gandhi said on Friday that July has come but vaccines have not, drawing a sharp retort from BJP, which cited figures to ask if spreading 'confusion' is the opposition party's undeclared policy. "July has come, vaccines have not. Where are vaccines," Gandhi tweeted.

Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan said he had put out facts on vaccine availability for this month, and said there is no vaccine for virus of ignorance.

"Just yesterday, I put out facts on vaccine availability for the month of July. What is @RahulGandhi Ji's problem ?Does he not read ? Does he not understand ? There is no vaccine for the virus of arrogance and ignorance !! @INCIndia must think of a leadership overhaul,!" the senior BJP leader tweeted.

The BJP also held a press conference to hit out at Gandhi and claimed that people often ask why maturity, wisdom and responsibility have not come to the Congress leader despite the passage of 51 Julys, a reference to his age.

At the press conference, BJP spokesperson Gaurav Bhatia said 41.60 lakh Covid vaccine doses were administered on July 1 while a total of 6.85 crore jabs have been given between June 21 and July 1 with an average daily dose of over 62 lakh.

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