“We will protest against the central authorities’s try to politicise a severe concern of shortage of vaccine doses by banging of thalis (plates) and ringing of bells exterior these vaccination centres that had to be shut due to the non-availability of doses,” Patole mentioned.
Beating of plates and ringing of bells was a part of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s enchantment to the individuals final 12 months to show the nation’s collective resolve to defeat COVID-19 and to specific gratitude in the direction of the well being staff and the frontline workers risking their lives throughout the pandemic.
Patole mentioned there isn’t a possibility however to vaccinate individuals to preserve them secure from the virus.
“Maharashtra is main amongst different states within the vaccination drive, however the Centre will not be offering sufficient doses,” he mentioned.
Patole mentioned there’s sufficient manufacturing of vaccine doses within the nation, however as an alternative of allotting them to Maharashtra, the vaccines are being exported to different nations, together with Pakistan, freed from value.
He alleged that the BJP-ruled Gujarat has much less variety of COVID-19 energetic circumstances and its inhabitants can be lower than that of Maharashtra, however the provide of vaccines to that’s extra.
Patole accused the Centre of intentionally making an attempt to nook the opposition-ruled states to put the blame of coronavirus administration on them.
“The state Congress’s agitation exterior the closed vaccination centres will proceed until the vaccine provide is satisfactory,” he added.