Leader of the Congress in the Lok Sabha Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury on Sunday notified Prime Minister Narendra Modi pleading his mediation to raise the quota of COVID-19 vaccine for West Bengal. He also said there is a hidden danger of Covid explosion in the state given its dense population.
“I am given to understand that up to August 2, about 3,00,65,845 persons have been inoculated (in the state),” Chowdhury said in the letter. The state Congress president stated that seventy per cent of West Bengal’s 10 crore population is “still waiting for shielding from the contamination”.
Chowdhury pleaded with the prime minister to “do the needful to uplift the quota of Covid vaccine” for the state. The Mamata Banerjee government has repeatedly blamed the central government for providing an insufficient number of Covid vaccines to West Bengal than some BJP-ruled states with comparatively less population.