Srinagar: Describing the BJP’s promise to provide free COVID-19 vaccine to people in Bihar blatant populism that shamefully exploits coronavirus fears, former Chief Minister, Omar Abdullah on Thursday asked who will pay for these vaccines.
Will the BJP be paying for these vaccines from the party treasury or it is coming from the government treasury? Then how can Bihar get free vaccine while the rest of the country has to pay, he asked.
Taking to micro-blogging site Twitter, the Vice-President of the National Conference (NC) said, “Will @BJP4India be paying for these vaccines from the party treasury? If it’s coming from the government treasury then how can Bihar get free vaccines while the rest of the country has to pay? There is so much wrong with this blatant populism that shamefully exploits COVID fears”.
He was reacting to a tweet which reads, “As soon as #COVID19 vaccine will be available for production at a mass scale, every person in Bihar will get free vaccination. This is the first promise mentioned in our poll manifesto: Minister of Finance and Corporate Affairs of India, Nirmala Sitharaman at the launch of BJP Manifesto for #BiharPolls”.