Kapil Sibal Reiterates PM Modi's Call For Janta Curfew, Says Time To Put Politics Aside


Following PM Modi's address to the nation on Coronavirus, Congress's Kapil Sibal took to Twitter to say that it was time to put politics aside & nation first

Written By Ananya Varma | Mumbai | Updated On:

Following PM Modi's address to the nation on the coronavirus pandemic in the country, senior Congress leader Kapil Sibal took to Twitter to say that it was time to put politics aside and the nation first. Reiterating PM Modi's call for the Janta curfew on March 22 he repeated the directions stating that at 5 PM they would all clap their hands and after 5 PM hold each others hands in times like these. As of now India has reported over 180 cases of the novel Coronavirus and 4 deaths to date.

Read: WATCH: PM Modi Advises 'resolve And Restraint' In His Address To The Nation On Coronavirus

Read: Coronavirus: Health Ministry Confirms 'no Community Transfer'; Adds Travel Restrictions

PM Modi's address to the nation

Addressing the nation, Prime Minister Narendra Modi spoke extensively about the challenges caused due to the COVID-19 pandemic. He stressed that “resolve” and “restraint” were the two most important things to be followed. Maintaining that there was no medicine for this virus, he urged the people to abide by the Centre and state government’s directives on social distancing, which he termed as extremely necessary in this phase.

The PM requested the citizens to avoid going out and isolate themselves unless it is absolutely essential barring for professionals such as doctors, government officials, journalists, etc. Moreover, he appealed that senior citizens should stay at home.

Thereafter, he announced that Janta Curfew - a curfew for the people and of the people would be observed on Sunday, March 22. On this day, all citizens except those providing essential services should not step out of the house from 7 am to 9 pm. Thereafter, he advised the people to avoid crowding hospitals for routine check-ups and surgeries, which can be postponed.

Highlighting that the business community and high-income class should take care of the economic interests of the less privileged, he also cautioned the people against the hoarding of essential items. Concluding his remarks, he exuded confidence that India would emerge victorious in the end.

Read: EXCLUSIVE: No Lockdown Announcement In Prime Minister Modi's Address Tonight

Read: Ashok Gehlot Joins Ranks With PM Modi On COVID-19, Imposes New Restrictions In Rajasthan

First Published:
By 2030, 40% Indians will not have access to drinking water