Kolkata: The tussle between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and West Bengal CM Mamta Banerjee doesn’t seem to end anytime soon. This time over the COVID-19 vaccine certificate. In Bengal, a person got the vaccination certificate with the image of Mamata Banerjee on it instead of PM Modi.
As soon as the third phase of the vaccination program starts in Bengal, the certificates with photos of Banerjee are being given to people in the age group of 18-44 years.
It may be recalled that even during the recent assembly elections in the state, TMC had complained to the Election Commission regarding the picture of PM Modi on the vaccination certificate.
TMC had alleged that PM’s picture is a violation of the election code of conduct. Not only this, but CM has also raised questions on the central government’s vaccine policy.
Apart from this, Mamta has also questioned the central government many times for delayed delivery of the vaccine. Banerjee had said that Rs 600 to Rs 1200 are being spent for each vaccine. The vaccine has been given to 1.4 crore people.
Therefore, the central government should fulfil the demand for vaccine in the state. CM Mamta Banerjee had urged various industrial chambers to fund the disaster department of the state government, and in return, the government would give them the vaccine.