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“Let Modi Ji take the first shot of Covid-19 vaccine and then we’ll follow”: Tej Pratap Yadav

Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) leader Tej Pratap Yadav joined the voices of opposition party leaders about not getting the shot of the COVID-19 vaccines once it’s available in the Country. Yadav said that PM Narendra Modi should get the first shot of vaccine and then everyone would follow him.

“Prime Minister Narendra Modi should take first shot of Covid-19 vaccine, then, we will also take it,” said the Bihar politician.

The RJD leader’s comment came in approval with other opposition leaders like Congress’ Manish Tewari and Samajwadi Party leader Akhilesh Yadav.

Few days back, Nitish Kumar, Bihar Chief Minister on Tuesday said that the state is ready for the Covid-19 vaccination. “The vaccination will be done in accordance with the Centre’s guidelines. The priority would be given to people who are 50 plus especially to the frontline workers, health professionals and people involved in public contact workers.”

Congress leaders Manish Tewari, Shashi Tharoor and Jairam Ramesh have expressed concerns regarding Covaxin, the vaccine made by Bharat Biotech and recently approved by Drugs Controller General of India (DCGI).

“In other words, those Indians who would be administered Covaxin would, in effect, be volunteers for the required third stage clinical trial – without the mandatory ‘informed consent’. This is, to put it mildly, highly unusual. It is also ethically dubious,” Tharoor said.

Muskan Langoo, News Producer, Jk Media

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