Opposition leaders slam PM Modi’s address, ask him to focus on real issues
Several opposition leaders on Friday criticised Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s brief video address to the nation and asked him to focus on helping the poor amid the ongoing Covid-19 crisis.
Senior Congress leader and MP Shashi Tharoor said PM Modi’s speech offered no vision for the future on how to ease people’s pain and financial anxieties.
"Listened to the Pradhan Showman. Nothing about how to ease people’s pain, their burdens, their financial anxieties," Tharoor said.
Read tweets of opposition leaders
Listened to the Pradhan Showman. Nothing about how to ease people’s pain, their burdens, their financial anxieties. No vision of the future or sharing the issues he is weighing in deciding about the post-lockdown. Just a feel-good moment curated by India’s Photo-Op PrimeMinister!— Shashi Tharoor (@ShashiTharoor) April 3, 2020
Turn out lights & come on balconies?— Mahua Moitra (@MahuaMoitra) April 3, 2020
GET REAL MR. MODI!
Give India fiscal pkg worth 8-10pc of GDP
Ensure immediate wages to construction & other labour during lockdown- laws exist permitting this
Stop gagging real press in name of curbing fake news
Dear @narendramodi,— P. Chidambaram (@PChidambaram_IN) April 3, 2020
We will listen to you and light diyas on April 5. But, in return, please listen to us and to the wise counsel of epidemiologists and economists.