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Congress-led UDF, BJP switch Kerala EC over Pinarayi Vijayan’s announcement of free COVID-19 vaccine

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Thiruvananthapuram: The Opposition Congress-led UDF and BJP in Kerala on Sunday moved the Order Election Rate against Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan’s assertion that the COVID-19 vaccine would be made on hand freed from price, announcing it violated the model code, as native physique polls to four northern districts will most seemingly be held on 14 December.

Nonetheless, the ruling CPM brushed aside the charges as ‘childish”.

United Democratic Front convener MM Hassan beneficial journalists that the Front moved the SEC, as the announcement was a violation of the model code, provided that the four northern districts are going to the polls on 14 December.

“There was no urgency to form such an announcement,” he acknowledged, in conjunction with that senior Congress leader KC Joseph filed a web based grievance on this regard with the SEC.

BJP mumble chief K Surendran, in his grievance, alleged that the executive minister was attempting to woo voters via such bulletins and it was a violation of the model code. Terming the charges as “childish”, Left Democratic Front convener and CPM mumble secretary in-price A Vijayaraghavan beneficial journalists at Thrissur that the CM’s assertion was segment of the continuing COVID-19 remedy plot in the mumble.

“The UDF allegation is childish. The COVID-19 remedy in the mumble is being equipped freed from price. The announcement of giving the vaccine also freed from price was segment of the technique of him explaining shrimp print of the remedy,” the LDF convener acknowledged.

Vijayan acknowledged on Saturday that the COVID-19 vaccine would be made on hand freed from price to all other folks in Kerala.

“Nobody will most seemingly be charged for the vaccine. Right here’s the stand of the govt,” he beneficial journalists at Kannur. Vijayan also acknowledged the quantity of the vaccine that would be allotted to the mumble by the Centre was not yet identified.

The Centre on Tuesday acknowledged three COVID-19 vaccines, developed by Bharat Biotech, Serum Institute of India and Pfizer, are underneath active consideration ofIndia’s drug regulator and there’s hope that early licensure is doable for all or any of them.

Five vaccine candidates are underneath assorted phases of scientific trials in the country.

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