New Delhi, April 5: Former Karnataka chief minister HD Kumaraswamy on Sunday made a scathing attack on Prime Minister for asking people to light lamps, saying Narendra Modi should be ashamed of converting the national crisis into an event of self aggrandizement.
“It is shameful to convert the national crisis into an event of self aggrandizement & it is beyond shameful to push the hidden agenda of his party in the face of global calamity. May sense prevail upon the PM,” Kumaraswamy tweeted questioning if the Prime Minister asked the nation to observe a candle-light vigil on the eve of foundation day of BJP.
The JDS leader said in another tweet, “Has the PM slyly asked the nation to observe a candle light vigil on the eve of foundation day of BJP? April 6 being its foundation day, what else can explain the choice of date & time for this event? I challenge the PM to offer a credible scientific and rational explanation.”
He said Modi is giving “meaningless tasks” to an already exhausted population.
“The government is yet to provide PPEs for doctors and make test kits affordable for the common man. Without telling the nation what concrete steps are being taken to combat COVID-19 menace, the prime minister is giving meaningless tasks to an already exhausted population,” he tweeted.
Amid a nationwide COVID-19 lockdown, Prime Minister Modi on Friday appealed to countrymen to light diyas and candles on April 5 at 9 pm to fight the darkness spread by the pandemic.