Maharashtra Congress Chief chief Nana Patole has responded to SII chief Adar Poonawalla’s allegation that he is being threatened.
Addressing the media, Patole said that Congress is worried over Poonawalla’s allegations and said that the Congress would take the responsibility of ensuring his security.
He further urged Poonawalla to name those politicians who had threatened him over vaccine production.
Poonawalla, who flew to London last week, is chief executive officer of the Serum Institute, which is the local maker of the coronavirus vaccine developed by Oxford University and pharmaceuticals company AstraZeneca.
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During an interview to a London newspaper, head of Serum Institute of India (SII) Adar Poonawalla, who is one of the vaccine manufacturers in India, revealed that he is receiving threats from big leaders for early transportation of COVID-19 vaccine. While taking responsibility of his protection, Maharashtra Congress president Nana Patole during a press conference asked him to reveal the names of people who had threatened him. Nana Patole said, "No one will touch him in the country, he has to carry out the vaccine production in India in order to save the people of the country. Congress is with him and will take the onus of his protection. Who are these leaders? Who has threatened him? He should bring these things in limelight."
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