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Bihar elections: BJP's free Covid-19 vaccine poll promise draws ire

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi took a swipe at the BJP for promising free Covid-19 vaccine in its Bihar poll manifesto

Nirmala Sitharaman
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“When scientists give clearance for large-scale production of the vaccine, we will make it available to the people of Bihar free of cost," said Nirmala Sitharaman, Finance minister

Agencies Patna
Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Thursday released the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) manifesto for the Bihar Assembly polls, which promised free Covid vaccine once it has been cleared by the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR).
 
It also sought to reach out to the youth with the promise of 1.9 million jobs in the next five years and farmers with the assurance of bringing lentils under the minimum support price regime.
 
“The National Democratic Alliance government in Bihar has set an example before the country in the fight against Covid. It’s our resolve that once the vaccine has

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First Published: Oct 23 2020 | 1:15 AM IST

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