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India’s BJP Party Promises Free COVID-19 Vaccines But Only If It Wins Regional Election

HeadlineOct 23, 2020

India has seen a downturn in new coronavirus cases after peaking last month at nearly 100,000 confirmed infections per day. India is still reporting some 50,000 daily cases. In eastern Bihar state, the party of Prime Minister Narendra Modi has promised residents free doses of a future coronavirus vaccine — but only if the party wins in the November 10 elections. Opposition parties blasted the move, saying Modi’s party is exploiting the pandemic for political gain.

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