New Delhi, March 29 : Congress leader Shashi Tharoor on Sunday attacked Prime Minister Narendra Modi for not giving enough time to the people to prepare before a nationwide lockdown was imposed.
Taking to Twitter, Tharoor said in Hindi “na hee tab taiyari thee na hee ab taiyari hai, tab bhi janata haari thi, ab bhi janata haari hai” which roughly translates as “Neither there was a preparation then (referring to demonetization), nor now. That time also the common man was at the receiving end, so is today.”
The Congress MP compared the ongoing situation with the demonetisation days by sharing two pictures jointly on the micro-blogging site.
He compared the huge crowd of migrants standing in long queues to catch a bus to return to their native place at Delhi’s Anand Vihar and Ghaziabad’s Kaushambi bus terminals with the one seen outside banks during demonetisation.
On one picture he wrote Notebandi (Demonetisation) and on the other it was written,’Lockdown’.
Hours earlier, Congress leader Kapil Sibal also attacked Prime Minister Narendra Modi for allegedly making no preparations before announcing the 21-day nationwide lockdown due to novel coronavirus spread.
A 21-day lockdown in the country was announced by the Prime Minister as a containment measure taken by the government to break the chain of transmission of the highly contagious COVID-19, after which thousands of migrant labourers started leaving Delhi by walking in the absence of any mode of transport.