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‘Is he over 45 years?’: Devendra Fadnavis faces flak after picture of nephew getting COVID-19 vaccine goes viral – India News , Firstpost

Former CM’s workplace issued an announcement on Tuesday, saying it was ‘utterly improper’ if the age standards was violated. Tanmay Fadnavis seems to be in his 20s

Screenshot from Tanmay Fadnavis’ Instagram. The submit is now deleted from his deal with.

Nagpur: A younger relative of Maharashtra BJP chief Devendra Fadnavis shared a photograph of him getting the COVID-19 prevention vaccine, triggering controversy as he doesn’t fulfil the age standards to obtain the shot.

As the picture of Tanmay Fadnavis, who seems to be in his 20s, went viral on social media on Monday, Devendra Fadnavis’s workplace issued an announcement on Tuesday, saying it was “completely improper” if the age standards have been violated and added that every one ought to observe guidelines.

Tanmay is the grandson of Devendra Fadnavis’s aunt Shobatai Fadnavis, a senior BJP chief and former minister. He took the vaccine dose on the National Cancer Institute in Nagpur and posted the picture on social media.

As the controversy over violation of age standards for vaccination raged, Devendra Fadnavis sought to distance himself from the row.

The assertion from the previous chief minister’s workplace stated, “The concerned person, Tanmay Fadnavis, is my distant relative and I am not aware of under which criteria he received the vaccine. If he is eligible for vaccination then I have no objection and if he is not eligible then it is completely improper.”

“Even, my spouse and daughter haven’t but acquired the vaccine as per the standards. Although all above the age of 18 years can take vaccine (from 1 May), all ought to observe the foundations, the Leader of Opposition within the meeting stated.

At current, the vaccination is open solely to these aged 45 and above. On Monday, the Centre introduced that everybody above 18 years of age shall be eligible to get vaccinated towards COVID-19 from 1 May.

Meanwhile, speaking to reporters in Nagpur on Tuesday, Fadnavis alleged favouritism in allotment of Remdesivir in Maharashtra and stated badly affected districts weren’t getting ample inventory of the COVID-19 drug which is in excessive demand.

He welcomed the Bombay High Court ruling calling for a need-based distribution of Remdesivir.

The Nagpur bench of the HC had on Monday directed the Maharashtra authorities to right away launch 10,000 vials of Remdesivir to Nagpur district.

The bench had stated it didn’t perceive the logic behind allotting over 5,000 vials of Remdesivir for round 2,000 beds in Thane however allocating solely about 3,000 vials of the drug for 8,000 COVID-19 beds in Nagpur.

Fadnavis stated, “I welcome the decision of the High Court… the allotment of Remdesivir across Maharashtra was being done in the wrong way by the state government.”

Some ministers had been getting Remdesivir for his or her respective divisions in enormous numbers, whereas Nagpur, which has a excessive variety of COVID-19 sufferers, was not receiving the injections in correct proportion, the BJP chief stated.

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