Citing the “effective handling of the pandemic situation and efficient vaccination programme,” Prime Minister Narendra Modi told BJP MPs Tuesday to counter the Congress attack over the Covid-19 situation. Sources said the Prime Minister, while addressing the BJP parliamentary party meeting, slammed the Congress, describing it as a party in coma, unable to digest the continuance of the BJP in power. Modi said the BJP has to counter the “deliberate attempt to mislead people that there’s shortage of Covid-19 vaccine in the country”.
Pralhad Joshi, Union Minister for Parliamentary Affairs, while briefing the media after the meet, said the PM told MPs that the government’s handling of the situation has ensured not a single person is sleeping hungry. “The Prime Minister said the Covid pandemic is not an issue of politics, but a humanitarian matter for us. After 100 years, this type of a pandemic has come. A hundred years ago, people died of starvation. But it is the first time that a huge population is getting ration and not a single person has to sleep hungry. We are doing it as our responsibility…” Joshi said.
The PM, he said, was concerned about the attitude of the Opposition. “Especially the Congress which thinks power is their right and they work with this mindset. The Prime Minister wants discussions in Parliament to be fruitful. The Congress behaves in the worst irresponsible way and disrupts proceedings in both Houses,” he said.