Free Vaccine Only In Bihar? Twitter Reacts To Nirmala Sitharaman’s Promise

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Union finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman released BJP’s (Bharatiya Janata Party) manifesto ahead of the three-phase Bihar elections on Thursday. Sitharaman promised that after the approval of coronavirus vaccine from ICMR, every person in the state of Bihar would be vaccinated free of cost and promised 19 lakh jobs in the next five year including recruitment of three lakh teachers.

Sitharaman promised free vaccines against coronavirus to Bihar

“In the fight against coronavirus, the NDA government has set an example in the country. It is our resolution that as soon as the vaccine will be approved by the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), every person in the State will be vaccinated,” Sitharaman said.

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Sitharaman, said that it is one of the states that have well informed and sensitive citizens. The senior BJP Minister added “As and when the vaccine candidates that are currently under various levels of trials in the country get scientific clearances and a go-ahead for production, the people of Bihar will get vaccination for free once the production in India is on a large scale. This is our first poll promise as mentioned in the manifesto.”

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Twitter Reactions to Nirmala Sitharaman’s promise

Meanwhile after the address, Twitter is trending with reactions to Nirmala Sitharaman’s promise. Netizens have been posting memes and tweets. While some called it a “bhedbhav with other states of India”, others made Twitter abuzz with the word “jumla”, which according to social media definition means “false promises”.

Some of the top tweets were:



Not only humourous tweets about Sitharaman’s promise, some users came forward to support Sitharaman. One user wrote, “The GDP in Bihar has seen a sharp rise in the last 15 years of NDA rule in Bihar as compared with 15 years of Lalu’s because we gave good governance and not jungle Raj. It was made possible only because the Govt gave priority to good governance for people: FM Nirmala Sitharaman.”

Shikha Chandra is an intern with SheThePeople.TV