‘Threats’ is an understatement… The level of expectation and aggression is really unprecedented. It’s overwhelming. Everyone feels they should get the vaccine. They can’t understand why anyone else should get it before them.
That’s a quote from an astonishingly candid interview Serum Institute CEO Adar Poonawalla gave to Times UK—which went instantly viral. He spoke not only of being threatened by powerful netas and businessmen, but also of the reason he’s fled to London—“because I don’t want to go back to that situation.” And he said this when asked about the causes of the second wave: “If I give you the right answer, or any answer, my head would be chopped off… I can’t comment on the elections or Kumbh Mela.” FYI: He has since tweeted a sheepish statement claiming he plans to be back in Pune in a few days.
A big loss in Bengal
The TLDR: The BJP scored two victories yesterday—in Assam and Puducherry—but they paled in comparison to the whipping in Bengal. That the party scored a big fat zero in Kerala didn’t help either. Its score in Tamil Nadu was a respectable four seats—given that it failed to get a single seat in the last Assembly elections.
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