New Delhi , April 3 : PM Narendra Modi today shared a video message with the countrymen amidst the disaster of COVID -19 unfold throughout the nation.
He appealed to the countrymen that on Sunday, April 5, all of us have to fulfill and problem the darkness of the disaster of Corona, it has to indicate the ability of sunshine. On this 5 April, we’ve to awaken the superpower of 130 crore countrymen. He has requested the countrymen for 9 minutes of Sunday .
The PM requested the countrymen to switch off all of the lights of their home and light-weight a candle lamp flashlight or cellular flashlight for 9 minutes whereas standing on the door of the home or within the balcony and switch off all of the lights of the home at the moment.
The PM mentioned that when each individual burns one lamp every, then we’ll understand that superpower of sunshine by which we’re all preventing for a similar function, it will likely be revealed.
He said allow us to resolve in our thoughts that we aren’t alone. No one is alone. 130 crore countrymen are decided with the identical resolve.
He also pleaded all not to go to the , streets or mohallas but to observe it from the door of your own home or balcony.
Meanwhile,slamming PM Modi for his appeal to light a candle for 9 minutes amid soaring cases of Coronavirus in the country, Housing Minister of Maharashtra Jitendra Awhad said it is not a festive time. Criticizing PM Modi he said that ‘past and future is already in dark, he asked if candle lighting is the solution. Maharashtra has so far reported the highest number of cases at 335, while 42 have recovered, 16 has died.
In a video message, he said: “It was expected from our Prime Minister that he will talk about food grains, he will talk about the policy of schedule caste and schedule tribe who have been deprived of food grains, he will talk about migrant labours, talk about 50% of the population who does not have a penny in their pocket and food in their house, talk about medicine, vaccine, masks, sanitisation, providing money to the state, talk about making people comfortable in the current situation, and what Mr Modi talks – ‘put your lights off and on the torch of your mobile’! Is this an event? In a crisis, A PM looks like a ray of hope and here he comes with an idea which is of the stone age. Absolute darkness in everybody’s house except a few, Sorry to say Mr Modi India is not a country of fools. You can’t make a fool out of India whenever you like. I am declaring I am not going to off my lights. Instead of that money I will use for the poor. I don’t mind disobeying you, I will follow my ethics and help the poor.”
Congress leader Shashi Tharoor also took a swipe at PM Modi this afternoon, hours after the PM urged folks to change off their lights and maintain lit candles and lamps for 9 minutes at 9 pm on Sunday, in what he stated would “challenge the darkness spread by the coronavirus crisis”.
In his tweet Mr Tharoor, who’s amongst a number of Congress leaders to have taken the federal government to job over its dealing with of the novel coronavirus outbreak, criticised the Prime Minister for resorting to “auspicious elements Hinduism associates with (the) number 9” and exclaimed: “#COVID19 must be more serious than we thought!”
“This is not any accident: the PM spoke on Ram Navami at 9 am for 9 minutes, requested us to gentle diyas & candles on 5/four at 9 pm for 9 minutes. He is invoking all of the auspicious components Hinduism associates with quantity 9. Back to Ram Bharose?! (trusting Lord Ram),” the Lok Sabha MP from Kerala wrote.
This is no accident: the PM spoke on Ram Navami at 9 am for 9 mins, asked us to light diyas & candles on 5/4 at 9 pm for 9 mins. He is invoking all the auspicious elements Hinduism associates with number 9. Back to Ram Bharose?! #COVID19 must be more serious than we thought!
12:44 PM – Apr 3, 2020
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(With Agency inputs)