Vaccine certificates of people in 18-44 age group will have Mamata Banerjee's picture: West Bengal Minister Firhad Hakim

Aritra SinghaUpdated: Friday, June 04, 2021, 09:04 PM IST
article-image
Kolkata: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee during a meeting with commerce and industry associations, in Kolkata, Thursday, June 3, 2021. | (PTI Photo)

Kolkata: The ruling Trinamool Congress and the Bharatiya Janata party have now engaged in a fresh tussle over the picture on vaccine certificates.

West Bengal Transport Minister Firhad Hakim announced that certificates of those within 18-44 years will have a picture of Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee as those vaccines are purchased by the Trinamool Congress government.

“Vaccination above 45 years of age is being done by the BJP-led Central Government for which those certificates will have picture of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and below 45 years of age the vaccination is being done by the state government for which there will be a picture of Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee,” stated Firhad.

Slamming the move, West Bengal BJP spokesperson Shamik Bhattacharya said that the Trinamool Congress claims that first they are Bengalis and then Indians which is why they are always competing with the BJP.

Notably, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has time-and-again slammed the Prime Minister for not sending adequate number of vaccines to West Bengal and also for publishing his picture in the vaccine certificates.

“Firstly they spread the virus more in the state and secondly they didn’t send adequate vaccines. I wanted to vaccinate everyone for free ahead of the polls but the Central government didn’t listen to my plea and on the contrary the picture of Modi is being published in vaccination certificates,” Mamata was heard saying during her poll campaigns.

Meanwhile, West Bengal BJP chief Dilip Ghosh on Friday slammed the TMC government for allegedly doing ‘black marketing’ over vaccines and demanded the Trinamool Congress to immediately produce white papers over vaccination.

“The TMC supremo is urging to revoke GST from vaccines and is claiming that the BJP government is not giving adequate vaccination supplies in West Bengal and on the contrary black marketing over the vaccines is being seen in West Bengal. They should produce white papers immediately,” slammed Ghosh.

Meanwhile, West Bengal general secretary of BJP youth wing Bappa Chatterjee had tweeted to the PM for arranging the free vaccine in the hospitals of all the Central Govt. Institution like Rail, Sail, Coal, ESI, Gecl etc.

(To receive our E-paper on whatsapp daily, please click here. To receive it on Telegram, please click here. We permit sharing of the paper's PDF on WhatsApp and other social media platforms.)

RECENT STORIES

Mumbai: Family allege foul play after 30-year-old found dead in Goregaon

Mumbai: Family allege foul play after 30-year-old found dead in Goregaon

Daily Horoscope for Tuesday, July 5, 2022, for all zodiac signs by astrologer Vinayak Vishwas...

Daily Horoscope for Tuesday, July 5, 2022, for all zodiac signs by astrologer Vinayak Vishwas...

Maharashtra Assembly: NCP's Ajit Pawar elected as Leader of opposition

Maharashtra Assembly: NCP's Ajit Pawar elected as Leader of opposition

Maharashtra: Congress high command unhappy over absence of 11 MLAs during trust vote

Maharashtra: Congress high command unhappy over absence of 11 MLAs during trust vote

‘It’s the ED govt’: Devendra Fadnavis adopts oppn jibe as Eknath Shinde comfortably wins trust...

‘It’s the ED govt’: Devendra Fadnavis adopts oppn jibe as Eknath Shinde comfortably wins trust...