Bombay: The Congress Party, which shares power with Shiv Sena and the NCP in Maharashtra, criticized Union Broadcasting Minister Prakash Javadekar on Tuesday over the issue of wasted anti-Covid-19 vaccines in the state. State Congressman Sachin Sawant said the waste was only 0.22%, not 6%, as Javadekar claimed in his tweet last month. Javadekar attacked the government Maha Vikas Aghadi for its “mismanagement” in the conduct of the vaccination campaign. State Health Minister Rajesh Tope later dismissed the claim, saying it was not correct.

Sawant in his tweet tagged the latest statistics released by the Center and said: “@Prakash Javadekar ji, vaccine wastage in Maharashtra is 0.22% not 6% according to your lie. The Modi government only has revealed your lie. The government of Maharashtra was proud of the state health workers who kept waste to a minimum and always made the state # 1 in immunization. ”

“Really sad that Maharashtra BJP rulers like you continue to humiliate and denigrate the state,” he tweeted, targeting Javadekar.

“Another troubling fact: Maharashtra only has 23,547 vaccines left. How can we plan a vaccination program if the Modi government does not provide enough vaccines on time?” Sawant asked in the tweet.

Sawant said there were only 23,547 doses of vaccine left in Maharashtra and asked how the state can plan to vaccinate people if it does not have an adequate number of doses.