Work together as a team to fight Covid-19 pandemic: PM Modi.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday urged the Center and states to work together as a team and rise above politics to combat the pandemic.
“India is in a better position than many other countries in terms of the proportion of the population affected by the disease, but underlined the need to remain vigilant, as it cited the resurgence of the infection in some countries such as the UK,” he said Prime Minister Modi. -party meeting.
He said vaccines from more companies are likely to be available in some time and spoke about the push the government is giving to vaccination.
Health Secretary Rajesh Bhushan gave a presentation on managing COVID-19 at the meeting, which lasted almost three hours.
It was followed by inquiries and suggestions from leaders of various parties.
Shiv Sena and TMC demanded more vaccines for Maharashtra and West Bengal, respectively.
BJD, TMC, and some others also demanded that the government speed up the process to gain international recognition for the indigenous vaccine, Covaxin.
TRS leader Nama Nageswara Rao urged the government to push forward the vaccination campaign and noted with concern that the second wave had also affected the rural population.
However, he added that Modi has injected more seriousness into the campaign to combat the pandemic by organizing more than 20 meetings in this regard.
Several opposition parties, including the Trinamool Congress, the NCP, and the Samajwadi Party, attended the all-party meeting, chaired by the prime minister, to discuss the government’s handling of the COVID-19 situation, while the main opposition party, Congress, bypassed.
Interior Minister Amit Shah and Defense Minister Rajnath Singh were among those present at the meeting of all party leaders. Other Union ministers, including Piyush Goyal and Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi.
Sharad Pawar of the NCP, Ramgopal Yadav of the Samajwadi Party, and Pinaki Misra of the BJD were among the opposition leaders who attended the meeting. Leaders from the BSP and TRS also attended the meeting.
While many regional non-NDA parties attended the meeting, former BJP ally Akali Dal also skipped. The left-wing parties did not attend the meeting either.
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