Congress chief Sonia Gandhi’s son-in-law Robert Vadra on Sunday urged the centre to focus more on vaccinations and health care centres in view of the projected third wave.
Mr Vadra made the request while responding to an allegation made by the Parliamentary affairs minister and BJP leader Pralhad Joshi against Congress leaders Sonia Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi. Mr Pralhad had said the mother-son duo hadn’t taken the jab as they do not have faith in the Indian vaccines.
Refuting Mr Pralhad’s claim, Mr Vadra asked the BJP to get their “facts correct”.
“Since Congress leader Rahul Gandhi had contracted coronavirus while campaigning for the polls he had to wait for a stipulated time to get vaccinated… My wife and party leader Priyanka Gandhi Vadra had already vaccinated,” Mr Vadra said while posting his picture at the vaccination centre.
Mr Vadra, in his post, also called out the Center for being responsible for the spike in Covid cases in the country due to their “callous attitude”. He blamed the Modi government for allowing the state elections to happen amid a pandemic, turning a blind eye to the religious gathering at Kumbh and for exporting six million vaccines doses.
Further, Mr Vadra said: “My request to this government on this “Father’s Day”, as we all know the 3rd wave of the virus can be fatal for children, to immediately focus more on building hospitals, ICU beds, vaccination centres and labs for medicines this surely is more significant than the “Central Vista project”. Do not let it be another Tsunami of the virus”.
The third wave of the COVID-19 pandemic, which is projected to be fatal even for children, is predicted to hit the nation in the next 6-8 weeks, according to healthcare experts. However, they said, this can be averted if people continue to follow the covid-appropriate behaviour.