Gandhinagar, July 4

Taking on his critics, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday said at a time when the entire world was discussing how India was able to give certificates to people soon after they were vaccinated against Covid-19, there were some people who were just focusing on why was his photo appearing on these documents.

Speaking after inaugurating ‘Digital India Week 2022’ here, Modi also criticised former Finance Minister and Congress leader P Chidambaram, without taking his name, for opposing in Parliament move to push online payment modes such as UPI (Unified Payments Interface).

“The potential which the Digital India programme has built in the country in the last eight years has immensely helped us during the Covid-19 pandemic. We were able to run the world’s biggest Covid-19 vaccination and relief programmes due to it,” Modi said.

He said technology came handy in providing relief to vulnerable sections of the society during the pandemic.



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