“See, after making rounds everywhere in the world, the vaccine on COVID-19 would be found in Pune. Nothing is beyond Pune,” the NCP leader said.
“Even if one goes around the world, the vaccine for COVID-19 will be found only in Pune,” said NCP leader and member of parliament Supriya Sule on Saturday, in an apparent reference to Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to the Serum Institute of India (SII).
Prime Minister Modi had visited the SII facility near Pune to review the development and manufacturing of coronavirus vaccine.
The NCP leader, speaking at a campaign meeting for election to the Pune Graduates Constituency of the Legislative Council at Talegaon Dabhade, said: “He (Modi) is in Pune today. See, after making rounds everywhere in the world, the vaccine on COVID-19 would be found in Pune. Nothing is beyond Pune.”
“Ultimately it was Punekar who invented the vaccine. Else someone will say that he invented it,” the Baramati MP taunted.
The Serum Institute of India (SII) based in Maharashtra’s Pune has signed an agreement to manufacture the vaccine developed by the Jenner Institute of Oxford University in collaboration with British-Swedish pharma company AstraZeneca.