April 12, 2020

PM Must Immediately Withdraw His Call to Violate National Lockdown

CPI(M) Polit Bureau has issued the following statement on  April 6

IN his address to BJP workers from the BJP office on its 40th foundation day, Prime Minister Modi gave an open call to BJP workers  to violate the lockdown. First, he asked each worker to contribute  generously to the fund he created and also collect contribution from  40 others. Secondly, at every booth level, BJP workers are to visit at  least 40 people who are working for essential services and health care to personally thank them. Thirdly, after abdicating the government’s responsibility to provide with food, shelter and wages, the PM is now 

calling upon the BJP workers to provide relief, violating the lockdown.

This is nothing but an open violation by the prime minister himself of the 21-day lockdown that he himself announced and an open encouragement to the ruling party do so. This is not merely objectionable but has to be immediately rescinded if the country and people’s fight against Covid-19 pandemic has to succeed.

The Polit Bureau of the CPI(M) calls upon the PM to immediately withdraw this.