Maharashtra former CM Prithviraj Chavan addresses media during a press conference at Tanna house , Colaba in Mumbai. (Photo by Bhushan Koyande/ HT)

Congress chief Prithviraj Chavan alleged on Saturday that the ICMR’s plans to launch a coronavirus vaccine by August 15 was aimed solely at enabling the prime minister to make a giant announcement from the Red Fort.

The Indian Council of Medical Research stated on Friday that it goals to launch the world’s first Covid-19 vaccine by August 15.

“Why is ICMR rushing for an unrealistic timeline of August 15 for Indian corona(virus) vaccine when global experts are giving 12 to 18 months’time frame,” Chavan tweeted.

The Congress chief alleged that the ICMR was in a rush to develop a vaccine solely in order that Prime Minister Narendra Modi might make a significant announcement from the Red Fort throughout the Independence Day deal with.

The Union well being minister ought to make a clarification on this regard, Chavan demanded.

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