Thiruvananthapuram MP and former Union Minister Shashi Tharoor welcomed the Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s announcement of ‘Janata Curfew’ aimed at encouraging social distancing in the wake of COVID outbreak in the country.
Tharoor said he stands in solidarity with the Prime Minister’s appeal for “Janata Curfew”, and would observe this on Sunday.
However, Tharoor slammed PM Modi for failing to spell out any clear-cut action plan. He said: “What we are missing in the Prime Minister’s speech is the promise of action in the government. So many people are suffering. The demand is going down, the tourism industry is in the disastrous stage aas tourists cannot come. We are seeing a colossal danger to the daily wage workers.”
According to him, the country stares at a huge economic crisis. The Prime Minister should have announced an economic stimulus for different sectors of economy. “The people of the country have to come together because the virus will not respect any political party and we should all be together. The Prime Minister was justified in so asking all to come together and if Janata Curfew is one way of showing our solidarity, then, I am also cancelling obligation on Sunday” said Tharoor.
“Though I must say Sunday is the easiest way of doing it, but that if we do it on a working day how many people would give up their noble work said Tharoor.