Accusing the Congress of “communalising” and spreading disinformation on the indigenous Covaxin Covid-19 vaccine, the BJP on Wednesday demanded to know whether Congress president Sonia Gandhi and her party leaders, Rahul Gandhi and Priyanka Gandhi, were vaccinated or not.
Addressing a Press conference here, BJP national spokesperson Sambit Patra rejected the Congress charge that Covaxin has calf serum, saying the Opposition party has committed “a big sin” by making such allegations.
He said the scientific community and the Health Ministry has said there is no calf serum in Covaxin and that it is “fully safe”.
Patra said Congress has given a “communal angle” to the vaccination process and asked whether “Gandhi family members Sonia, Rahul and Priyanka and Robert Vadra have vaccinated themselves and if so when, where and which vaccine?”
As against Congress “disinformation”, the BJP spokesperson said India is the fastest vaccinating country and that the efforts should be applauded.
Patra said the Congress is lowering the name of India and is only known for creating vaccine hesitancy and its wastage. He said Congress-ruled Chhattisgarh said no to Covaxin , Rajasthan threw vaccines into “garbage” and Punjab indulged in “profiteering”.