A heated argument broke out between Union Home Minister Amit Shah and Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray on Wednesday during Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s interaction with chief ministers on the prevailing coronavirus situation, sources said.
Heated exchanges took place when Shah disapproved of the coronavirus numbers mentioned by Uddhav and corrected the Shiv Sena chief. Both the politicians were speaking at the same time, following which the prime minister intervened and silenced them, sources said.
Modi also posed questions to Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani and sought a detailed report with clarification on numbers, they added.
According to an official statement, Thackeray sought approval for starting more vaccination centers to expedite inoculation in the state and demanded that Mumbai-based Haffkine Institute be allowed to produce the Covid-19 vaccine. In a prompt response, PM said institutes in all states which can produce the vaccine will be encouraged.