As PM Extends Lockdown, Prashant Kishor Asks If Centre Has A Plan B

As PM Extends Lockdown, Prashant Kishor Asks If Centre Has A Plan B

Election strategist-turned politician Prashant Kishor -- one of the sharp critics of the modalities of the lockdown -- today questioned if the government has a plan in case the extension of the restriction proves ineffective. "Do we have an alternate plan or the will to course correct?" questioned the former leader of Bihar's ruling Janata Dal United.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi extended the lockdown till May 3, underscoring that for the next seven days, every district in the country will be strictly monitored. 

The announcement comes on a day the country witnessed the largest-ever jump in cases. With 1,211 new patients testing positive in the last 24 hours, the total number of coronavirus cases in the country is now 10,363.