"We don't stop elections in a democracy," said External Affairs Minister Dr S Jaishankar during an interview on COVID-19 pandemic with ANI on May 05. Further talking about politics around COVID-19 situation, EAM said, "Sadly, you're right, I wish it wasn't so. When a pandemic hits hard there are arguments/questions. People have spoken about elections." Dr S Jaishankar further said, "When I go abroad, I try to make people understand my challenges, this is where international partnerships come into being. Yesterday most of my meeting with Antony Blinken was on solutions in India and abroad, and the heart of the matter was vaccines."