Vice-president of the CPI of Covid-19 says that the president of the Republic prevaricated and chose ‘deliberately inaction’ in view of the denunciations presented by deputy Luis Miranda (DEM-DF)


Senators Randolfe Rodrigues (Rede-AP), vice-president of the CPI of Covid-19, Jorge Kajuru (Podemos-GO) and Fabiano Contarato (Rede-ES) filed, this Monday, 28, a criminal report in which they ask for the investigation of President Jair Bolsonaro for an alleged crime of malfeasance. Parliamentarians also plead that the head of the federal Executive should present, within 48 hours, if he was informed by Congressman Luis Miranda (DEM-DF) of the complaints about alleged irregularities in the purchase of the Covaxin vaccine. In testimony to the commission, on Friday, 25th, Luis Miranda and his brother, Luis Ricardo Miranda, civil servant of the Ministry of Health, detailed the meeting they had with Bolsonaro at Palácio da Alvorada, on March 20th, to discuss the subject.

According to the parliamentarian’s version, when citing signs of corruption in the purchase of Covaxin, the president of the Republic would have cited the leader of his government in the Chamber of Deputies, Ricardo Barros (PP-PR), as the “owner of the roll” involving , also, Need Medicines, which intermediated the acquisition of the immunizing agent manufactured by the Bharat Biotech laboratory, and committed to transmitting the information to the Director-General of the Federal Police (PF). “The President cannot keep to himself information that is so relevant to the point of investigating signs of corruption that go back to the billion dollar figure in the midst of a pandemic with such serious health and socioeconomic consequences. He had the inescapable duty of offering the evidence he had to the competent authority, for more detailed investigations”, says an excerpt of the action. The partner of Necessidade, Francisco Maximiano, will be heard on Thursday, 1st, by the CPI of Covid-19.

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