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Either be accountable or revoke DMA — Centre can’t keep blaming states for Covid

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Modi Government and supporters say why blame them for Covid debacle when health is a state subject. It’s true for normal times. Not when DMA has upended that Constitutional arrangement. Today, Centre controls the pandemic response, from policy to vaccine sales to states. The Centre must be accountable, or revoke DMA.

Modi govt sending CRPF protection for BJP MLAs misuse of power. It’s the state’s job

Modi government’s decision to provide CISF/CRPF security to Bengal’s BJP MLAs is a brazen misuse of power. Post-poll violence can’t be an excuse to use paramilitary forces for political messaging. Safety of MLAs is the responsibility of state governments and the Centre can hold Mamata Banerjee’s government accountable for this.

Russia’s vaccine lying unused since 1 May is outrageous. Such sloppiness has killed enough people

Russia’s Sputnik V vaccine being stuck at Central Drugs Laboratory, Kasauli, after its 1 May arrival in India and no clarity on when it can be deployed is outrageous. Health and regulatory bureaucracies need to get their act together, speed up processes. Business as usual attitudes have already killed enough.

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