Union health minister Harsh Vardhan hit out at state governments seeking widening of the Covid-19 vaccine net amid a surge in infections. He accused governments of states like Maharashtra and Delhi of playing politics, instead of administering vaccines comprehensively among people currently eligible. He also dismissed claims of vaccine shortage by Mumbai Mayor Kishori Pednekar. Maharashtra CM Uddhav Thackeray had recently written to PM Narendra Modi seeking expansion of vaccine net to include those aged 25 and above in order to cover the 'young, working' population. Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal had a similar demand. The Aam Aadmi Party also questioned the central govt's move to export vaccines. Watch the full video for more.
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Aam Aadmi Party won in four wards and Congress won in one ward of five bye-elections to the Municipal Corporation. AAP workers celebrated the win by raising slogans, distributing sweets. AAP won in Kalyanpuri, Rohini-C, Shalimar Bagh (North), and Trilokpuri. Congress on the other hand, won the Chauhan Banger ward.
After winning four out of five seats in MCD bypolls, Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia said that the people of Delhi have expressed their confidence in the party and in the 2022 Delhi municipal polls, BJP will be wiped out. "The people of Delhi have expressed their confidence in us. They are fed up with BJP and this election is an indication of that. In the 2022 Delhi municipal polls, BJP will be wiped out," he said.
Polling is underway for Municipal Corporation of Delhi by-poll in five wards on February 28. Officials at polling stations are ensuring COVID-19 protocols. Voters were seen wearing masks and maintaining social distance. Voting began at Ward No 32N, (Rohini-C), Ward No 62N, (Shalimar Bagh North) in north Delhi and Ward No 02-E (Trilokpuri), Ward No 08-E (Kalyanpuri) and Ward No 41-E (Chauhan Bangar) in East Delhi underway.
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