“Don’t believe the BJP, don’t trust the BJP”: TMC MP Derek O’Brien

News Desk: The Bharatiya Janata Party announced on Friday that it will administer Covid-19 vaccines to all people in West Bengal free of cost if elected to power, a day after chief minister Mamata Banerjee made a similar promise. The BJP’s promise came on the final day of campaigning for the seventh phase of elections, scheduled on April 26, for 34 seats. “As soon as BJP government comes to power in West Bengal, Covid-19 vaccine will be provided free of cost to everyone” the Bengal BJP unit wrote in a tweet.

The TMC hit back, saying the BJP government had forgotten about its promise of free vaccines in Bihar soon after it came to power in November 2020. In a video statement, TMC member of Parliament Derek O’Brien said, “BJP’s free vaccine jumla with two phases to go in Bengal. Remember what BJP did in Bihar? They announced during the election free vaccines. Elections finished, they forgot. Free vaccine jumla, vaccines for all in Bengal, don’t believe the BJP, don’t trust the BJP”