Soon after Congress leader Kapil Sibal lashed out at Prime Minister Narendra Modi for his 'light a candle to show unity' appeal, BJP spokesperson Sambit Patra has hit him back. Taking to Twitter on Friday he said that the grand old party should stand with India. he said that this step by PM Modi has been done to keep the spirit of the country high amid a deadly epidemic.
भारत में जनता जनार्दन की सामूहिक शक्ति को जागृत कर उत्साह का संचार करने हेतु प्रधानमंत्री श्री मोदी जी ने आज देश को सम्बोधित किया।किंतु कांग्रेस को यह मात्र एक event लग रहा है।स्वाभाविक है कांग्रेस आशा की दिया कभी जला नहीं सकती।कम से कम भारत और भारतीयता के साथ तो खड़ी हो कांग्रेस— Sambit Patra (@sambitswaraj) April 3, 2020
Sharing a video message on Friday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi urged people to light a candle on Sunday as a symbol that India is united in the fight against Coronavirus. "On April 5, Sunday, at 9 PM, I want 9 minutes of yours. Switch off the lights, come out in your balcony, and light a candle, torch, diya, etc. Switch off the lights of your house and light a candle so that we can feel the enlightenment and we may feel that we are not lonely. I also request people to not go out while doing this. Do not cross the Laxman Rekha of social distancing. This is the precaution for Coronavirus. You are not alone, we are not alone," PM said.
Congress was quick to slam PM Modi after his address on Sunday amid rising Coronavirus cases. Senior Congress leader Kapil Sibal took to Twitter alleged that PM Modi has no knowledge about how his government is tackling the epidemic. He gave a list of lapses by the Central government, adding "Light the ‘Diya‘ of reason and not that of superstition!"
According to the data released by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, there are 2069 confirmed novel Coronavirus cases in the country. Out of this,156 people have recovered while 53 others have succumbed. Currently, there are 1860 active COVID-19 cases.
Modiji— Kapil Sibal (@KapilSibal) April 3, 2020
Learnt nothing about government’s steps to
1) contain the virus
2) protect our medical practitioners
3) provide testing kits
4) reach food and supplies to the poor
5) finance migrant labour , the jobless
Light the ‘ Diya ‘ of reason
Not that of superstition !