BJP's only MLA in Telangana T Raja Singh lit a flaming torch in Hyderabad following the call by Prime Minister Narendra Modi to switch off lights of houses at 9 PM for 9 minutes to mark the fight against the Coronavirus and also chanted slogans of 'Chinese virus go back' along with his supporters.
Singh and his followers were seen standing with torches, visibly defying all social distancing norms amid the lockdown. Raja Singh and his followers raised slogans of "Go back, Go back, Chinese virus go back". While the Goshamahal MLA and five others were holding fiery torches in their hands, others were carrying candles.
Bjp Mla Raja Singh Slogan Go Back Go Back China Virus Go Back pic.twitter.com/uRqGYu7Cbz— arshad (@arshad2399) April 5, 2020
The entire country rose to the occasion in unison on Sunday night in response to PM Modi's appeal to light candles, diyas, and flashlights to signal India's resolve to defeat the coronavirus.
The Chief Ministers of various states lit lamps and candles for 9 minutes at 9 pm on Sunday, April 5 to vanquish the darkness caused by the novel coronavirus. It was Prime Minister Narendra Modi who issued an appeal in this regard on April 3. CMs such as Yogi Adityanath, Shivraj Singh Chouhan, Manohar Lal Khattar, Vijay Rupani, Nitish Kumar, K Chandrasekhar Rao, and Jagan Mohan Reddy participated in this initiative.
सर्वशक्तिमान ईश्वर से मेरी यही प्रार्थना की जो दिये हम सब ने मिल कर जलाये है वो कोरोना की महामारी से अंधकार में डूबे इस विश्व को स्वस्थ कर प्रेम के प्रकाश की और ले जाए...— Shivraj Singh Chouhan (@ChouhanShivraj) April 5, 2020
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The number of positive cases of coronavirus in the country continues to surge. As per the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, the total number of confirmed COVID-19 cases is 3,577 with 83 deaths.