In its Saturday editorial in mouthpiece Saamana, Shiv Sena stated Bihar ought to get Covid-19 vaccine however different states will not be in Pakistan. Criticising BJP’s election promise of free vaccine to Bihar, the editorial requested if the non-BJP-ruled states within the nation ought to now ask Russian President Vladimir Putin for vaccine in opposition to Covid-19.
The NDA in its election manifesto for Bihar has promised free vaccine to all. Shiv Sena chief Sanjay Raut earlier criticised the choice of together with vaccine within the manifesto and stated, “Earlier it was give me blood and I will give you freedom. Now it has become give me vote and i will give you vaccine.”
Echoing the identical sentiment, the editorial stated Covid-19 vaccine distribution is the nationwide position of the federal government. It will value the Centre a minimum of Rs 70,000 crore to vaccinate 130 crore folks within the nation. “Bihar is part of the country. The state has consistently demanded special status. But even though Nitish Kumar was the chief minister, the state remained backward. There is no doubt that Bihar should get the vaccine but other states are not in Pakistan. The issue of Covid-19 vaccine should not be included in Bihar’s election manifesto,” the editorial stated.
It additionally famous how after Nirmala Sitharaman launched the election manifesto, states like Tamil Nadu, Madhya Pradesh “rushed” to announce free vaccines.
“What exactly is the policy of Bharatiya Janata Party? Who is their guide? The Prime Minister did not bring caste, religion, province, politics anywhere as he spoke on vaccine distribution. But now the BJP leaders have taken a strange role in the Bihar Assembly campaign,” the editorial stated, taking a word that Bihar Assembly election 2020 goes to be the primary main election exercise on the nation amid the continuing pandemic.
“Public meetings are being held. A huge number of people are gathering as leaders are flying in and out in helicopters. Social distancing rules are being flouted,” it stated.