The Polit Bureau of the Communist Party of India (Marxist) has issued the following statement:
PM Must Immediately Withdraw His Call
to Violate National Lockdown
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 This is not merely objectionable but has to be immediately rescinded if the country and people’s fight against Covid-19 pandemic has to succeed.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.