Congress leader P Chidambaram “I told ANI ‘please tell us which state govt demanded that it should be allowed to directly procure vaccines’. However, Social media activists have posted a copy of the letter of CM West Bengal to PM making such a request. I was wrong. I stand corrected.”
This statement from senior leader comes after PM Modi announces free vaccination and soon after West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee said on Monday that the decision on vaccinating all above the age of 18 for free should have been taken long back and the delay has cost many lives. Banerjee further added it took him four months to listen to the pleas of the states.