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India deals with COVID surge as states feud with Modi government

Amid record infection numbers, prime minister calls for 4-day 'vaccine festival'

A guard holds up a notice to inform people of a vaccine shortage at an inoculation center in Mumbai on April 9, 2021.   © Reuters

NEW DELHI -- As India grapples with a massive second wave of coronavirus infections, some states, including Maharashtra, the worst-hit among them, are complaining of inadequate vaccine supplies -- and being called fear mongers by the government of Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

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