NEW DELHI: Asserting that the COVID-19 vaccination will be complete in India by December this year, the BJP on Friday slammed Rahul Gandhi for his attack on Prime Minister Narendra Modi over the pandemic’s spread and said the language he used and the way he tried to stoke “fears” confirm that the Congress was behind the “toolkit”.
Speaking to reporters, senior BJP leader and Union Minister Prakash Javadekar noted that the health ministry had recently given a roadmap about producing 216 crore doses by December and how 108 crore people will be vaccinated, as he rebutted Gandhi’s claim that it may take three years to finish the exercise, considered critical to curb the disease.
Attacking the Congress leader, the Information and Broadcasting minister alleged that his choice of words like “nautanki” for the prime minister when Modi is working to curb Covid is part of the toolkit’s script, referring to a controversial document about targeting the government.
The BJP has claimed that the Congress is behind it, a charge the opposition party has rejected.
It has instead blamed the BJP and sought police probe into the matter.
“It has been confirmed, and there is no need for any evidence. It is clear that the toolkit was produced by you. The kind of language you used and the way you tried to stoke confusion and fear among people is part of that politics,” Javadekar said.