KPCC President D Ok Shivakumar with CLP chief Siddaramaiah through the protest towards the federal government as they demand vaccination and correct healthcare for Corona sufferers. ANI
BENGALURU: A day after chief minister B S Yediyurappa and his cupboard colleagues held a media briefing on the federal government initiatives to manage the Covid-19 pandemic however admitted the quick provide of vaccines, the Karnataka Congress unit chided the BJP authorities by setting apart Rs 100 crore for direct procurement of vaccines from the open market to assist the folks in search of it.
The vaccine, if and when it’s out there with the occasion, shall be distributed freed from price.
On Friday, at a joint presser by KPCC president D Ok Shivakumar and opposition chief Siddaramaiah, the Congress introduced that the occasion shall be present Rs 10 crore from its inner funds and the remainder Rs 90 crore shall be raised from the event fund of each MLA and MLC.
“Each of the legislators will take out Rs 1 crore from their native space improvement fund and contribute in the direction of the vaccine procurement fund of the Congress occasion,” stated Siddaramaiah.
While chiding the Yediyurappa authorities within the state and prime minister Narendra Modi regime on the centre for failing to manage the speedy unfold of the vaccine, the Congress occasion stated the funds had been being collected as a result of their failure.
“We urge that in the spirit of Atmanirbhar Bharat, the centre and state governments will allow us to procure the vaccines from the manufacturers directly and distribute it to people at free of cost,” stated Shivakumar.
The Congress occasion warned the state authorities that the opposition is not going to sit quiet if there are allegations of misappropriation within the not too long ago floated international tender for procuring vaccines as proposed by it.
“We ask the process to be completely transparent and ensure that the people’s money is not swindled during the tendering process,” stated the occasion.
Meanwhile, Karnataka in-charge and AICC common secretary Randeep Singh Surjewala tweeted and stated:”The 100 CR #Vaccination plan ! This is the Congress manner ! Kudos to Karnataka Congress, Siddaramaiah, DKShivakumar & Congress MLA/MLC’s for providing ₹100 CR from ‘Development Fund’ at no cost vaccination to 18-44 years in Karnataka. Will BJP-Yediyurappa Govt now get up from slumber?”