Mumbai, Oct. 23 -- As Prime Minister Narendra Modi congratulated the country on Friday for completing a billion vaccine doses, the Shiv Sena, expressing its doubts over the figure, asked if 100-crore doses have been administered. Stating that an "event" is being created over the vaccine administration, Sena's chief spokesperson Sanjay Raut said that there are contradictory figures about the country's inoculation drive.

Addressing the country a day after the cumulative vaccine doses against coronavirus crossed the landmark figure of 1 billion, Modi said our country has succeeded in its Covid-19 campaign and that 130 crore citizens are behind it.

"It's their success. I congratulate all," he said.

The Sena lawmaker said that so far only 3...