Kolkata,24th February: West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee wrote to PM Narendra Modi, seeking his help in the procurement of COVID-19 vaccines and also to make the upcoming assembly polls safe.
In a letter to PM Narendra Modi, Banerjee wrote "We have embarked upon the COVID vaccination programme in right earnest. All the health workers, police workers, municipal workers, revenue workers and other frontline workers are being covered by COVID vaccination at a rapid pace. In fact, West Bengal being an election-going state, we are required to reach out practically to every government and para-statal employee on an urgent basis to make the election safe".
"West Bengal Govt. has decided to procure an adequate number of vaccines for the members of the public at large. We would request you to kindly take up the matter with appropriate authority, so that the state government is able to purchase the vaccines from designated point(s) on top priority basis, because the West Bengal government wants to provide vaccination free of cost to all the people", she added.
It is to be noted that elections in West Bengal are likely to be held in April-May, this year.