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BJP promises free Covid – 19 vaccine if elected in Bihar

According to the BJP manifesto of the Bihar elections, the Union Finance Minister announced that if the BJP is elected to power it will provide free Covid -19 vaccination in the state. According to The Wire, at least two former chief election commissioners have said that this move is a violation of the model code of conduct for the elections. Opposition parties have slammed this move saying it is a “politicisation of the pandemic”.

After the announcement, BJP IT cell’s Amit Malviya tweeted, “Like all programs, Centre will provide vaccines to state at a nominal rate. It is for the state Govts to decide if they want to give it for free or otherwise. Health is a state subject, Bihar BJP has decided to give it free. Simple.”

After this announcement, the chief ministers of Tamil Nadu, Karnataka and Madhya Pradesh have also made a similar announcement of giving free Covid – 19 vaccines. More states are expected to follow suit.

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