Shashi Tharoor

Hitting out at Prime Minister Narendra Modi over his video message, senior Congress leader Shashi Tharoor on Friday said the message had no vision for the future.

“Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s message today had no vision for the future. It was just a feel-good moment curated by India’s photo-op Prime Minister,” Tharoor said.

“Listened to the Pradhan Showman. Nothing about how to ease people’s pain, their burdens, their financial anxieties,” Tharoor added.

In a video message of over 11 minutes, the Prime Minister on Friday urged people to switch off the lights at their homes and lit lamps, candles or mobile phone torches for nine minutes at 9 pm on April 5 to display the country’s “collective resolve” to defeat coronavirus.

Modi, in the video message, also asked people to maintain the “Lakshman Rekha” of social distancing.

He urged all to stay indoors and requested them to not get together in groups during the exercise.

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