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Rajasthan CM Ashok Gehlot writes to PM Modi over vaccine shortage

IndiaTimes Friday, 9 April 2021
After Maharashtra, Jharkhand, Andhra Pradesh, Chhattisgarh and Odisha complaining of shortage of vaccine doses, Rajasthan too has written to Centre, asking it to replenish its vaccine stock to continue its inoculation drive.
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