Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Friday hoped that Prime Minister Narendra Modi will clarify at the all-party meeting by when will every Indian get a free Covid-19 vaccine.
His remark came ahead of the all-party meeting convened by the government to discuss the Covid-19 situation in the country, the vaccine challenges, and the way forward.
“In today”s all-party meeting, we hope the PM clarifies by when will every Indian get free Covid vaccine,” he said on Twitter.
In today's all-party meeting, we hope the PM clarifies by when will every Indian get free Covid vaccine.
हमें आशा है कि आज सर्वदलीय बैठक में PM ये स्पष्ट करेंगे कि हर भारतीय को मुफ़्त कोरोना वैक्सीन कब तक दी जाएगी।
— Rahul Gandhi (@RahulGandhi) December 4, 2020
Floor leaders of various parties in Parliament have been invited by the government at the virtual all-party meeting on Friday.
The floor leaders of different parties include Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury and Ghulam Nabi Azad of the Congress, Sudip Bandyopadhyay, and Derek O’Brien of the Trinamool Congress, Midhun Reddy and Vijayasai Reddy of the YSR Congress among others.
Apart from members from various parties, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh and Home Minister Amit Shah, Health Minister Harsh Vardhan, and Parliamentary affairs minister Pralhad Joshi will attend the meeting.
Notably, this will be the second all-party meeting called by PM Modi to discuss the Covid-19 situation since the outbreak of the pandemic. The first meeting was held on April 20 amid a nationwide lockdown to curb the spread of the virus.
As per updates, the Central government will brief the parliamentarians about various steps it has taken to deal with the pandemic and may also touch upon the advances being made in vaccine development and distribution.
Notably, PM Modi on November 24 held another meeting with chief ministers of 8 states to discuss the coronavirus situation in the country.
Prior to this, PM Modi has held multiple meetings with chief ministers, laying special emphasis on states with high Covid-19 caseload, to review the situation there and offer suggestions.