The senior leader of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and Chief Minister of Madhya Pradesh, Shivraj Singh Chouhan said on Monday that he will not get vaccinated now and those who fall under the priority groups should be administered first, his turn can wait.
“I have decided that I will not get vaccinated for now. First, it should be administered to others. My turn should come afterward. We have to work to ensure that priority groups are administered with the vaccine,” said Shivraj Singh Chouhan.
This statement from the CM came just a day after DCGI head, VG Somani approved the emergency-use of the vaccine developed by local company Bharat Biotech and another vaccine developed by AstraZeneca and Oxford University.
The BJP and Congress leaders have entered into a verbal conflict over the approval of vaccines. Congress leaders accused that the vaccine is launched at a premature stage which could be risky while the BJP leaders oppose the allegation made by them.
“Our in-house cynics M/s Jairam, Tharoor & Akhilesh are behaving true to form. They first questioned the valor of our soldiers & are now unhappy that the two vaccines to get DCGI nod are made in India. Clearly, they are on a quest for permanent political marginalization.” said BJP leader Hardeep Singh Puri.
“So says the in-house Goebbels-cum-Albert Speer,” replied Jairam Ramesh to Puri.
Both Goebbels and Speer were allies of Hitler.
Commenting on the vaccine senior leader of congress Shashi Tharoor said “I would be happy and proud if more Indian vaccines are approved — but only after a full 3-phase trial confirms they are safe & effective. Short-circuiting the process is unprecedented, inadvisable & risks lives.”