Tamil Nadu and Madhya Pradesh also promise free vaccine after Bihar: 10 points – after Bihar, Tamil Nadu and Madhya Pradesh also promised free corona vaccine – 10 points

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In the manifesto released by the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Thursday for the Bihar assembly election, the promise of providing the corona virus vaccine for free was immediately mired in controversy and the opposition parties immediately started questioning how A life-saving vaccine can be used to benefit an election. The case also continued to resonate on social media, where the hashtag trended #vaccineelectionism. By late evening, two other states – BJP-ruled Madhya Pradesh and Tamil Nadu – where the AIADMK is an ally of the BJP – announced to make the corona vaccine available to the people in their state free of charge whenever it arrives. Nothing has been said about the price of the vaccine by the Center yet, although the government has said that the vaccine may come early next year.

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  1. Madhya Pradesh is the latest state to announce free corona vaccine. Amid growing controversy, Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chauhan tweeted: “My people, we have taken many effective steps to save the people from Kovid 19. Today it is completely controlled. The work of preparing the Corona vaccine is going on fast in India, as soon as the vaccine is ready, it will be made available to every citizen of Madhya Pradesh free of cost.

  2. Earlier, Tamil Nadu Chief Minister E Palaniswami had said, “Once the corona vaccine is ready, it will be given to everyone in the state for free.”

  3. The Tamil Nadu opposition party DMK, which is trying to get back to power, said that it will fulfill the Chief Minister’s promise. Party spokesperson A Sarvanan said, “We will win the election and it will be the DMK government which will give the Coron vaccine for free in Tamil Nadu next year.”

  4. On Thursday morning, Union Minister Nirmala Sitharaman released the party’s manifesto for the Bihar election, saying, “The sooner the corona vaccine is available for mass production, every person in Bihar will get it free.” He said that this is the first promise of our manifesto.

  5. Congress first protested on this and Rahul Gandhi, Shashi Tharoor and other party leaders tweeted about it. Rahul Gandhi tweeted, “Government of India has announced its strategy related to people’s access to corona virus vaccine. Please take the help of state-wise election programs to know when you will get it with a box of other fake promises.

  6. Delhi Chief Minister and Aam Aadmi Party leader Arvind Kejriwal questioned whether the vaccine will be given free to those who do not vote for the BJP. He said, ‘What about non-BJP states? Will not Indians get free vaccine for those who did not vote for BJP?

  7. National Conference leader Omar Abdullah questioned why Bihar should get the vaccine free of cost while the rest of the country had to pay the price. He wrote, ‘Will the Bijpi party spend it from the treasury? If it will be spent from the state exchequer, then how can Bihar get free vaccine while the entire country has to pay its price? This tremendous populism is very wrong, which also shamelessly exploits the fear of Corona.

  8. Late in the evening, Harsimrat Kaur Badal, the leader of the Shiromani Akali Dal and the recently departed party from the NDA, called the BJP’s announcement about the vaccine a “ridiculous” move by the BJP. He tweeted, “Free vaccine only in Bihar? This is ridiculous? Does the whole country not pay taxes or are they not the same citizens as India? It is the duty of the Government of India to vaccinate the entire country. Using life-saving vaccines as a tool to vote is completely unethical. “

  9. The top leader of the Bihar BJP, Bhupendra Yadav, said that the vaccine would be available at a nominal cost – not free – but this fee would be for the states to bear. He wrote, “Congress has tried to distort Nirmala Sitharaman’s statement. All parties issue manifestos. Vaccines will be provided to all Indians at a nominal cost. States can give it for free. In Bihar we will do.”

  10. In the midst of ongoing efforts for the vaccine worldwide, Union Health Minister Dr. Harsh Vardhan has said that the final phase of testing is expected to begin in India after the approval of Serum Institute of India and Bharat Biotech. At the same time, Dr. Reddy’s Laboratories Limited and Russian Direct Investment Fund said that they have got new approval for the Russian vaccine trials.

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