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‘Please forgive me’: PM Modi’s apology to the poor hit by national lockdown

‘Please forgive me’: PM Modi’s apology to the poor hit by national lockdown
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday sought forgiveness for putting people in trouble by ordering a complete lockdown in the country but said the fight against coronavirus is one of life and death.

"My conscience tells me that you will definitely forgive me as I had to take certain decisions which have put you in a lot difficulty," he said on his radio programme Mann ki Baat.

"Especially, when I look at my poor brothers and sisters, I definitely feel that they must be thinking what kind of a Prime minister is this who has placed us in this situation," he added.

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"The lockdown is for you to protect you and your family. You have to show this patience for many more days," he added.

Modi has already addressed the nation on the issue of the coronavirus outbreak twice in the last few days.

The Prime Minister had announced a 21-day nationwide lockdown in his address on March 24 as part of the government's stringent efforts to tackle the spread of Covid-19 that has infected nearly 1000 people and killed 25 in India so far.

Before that, he had called for a Janta Curfew on March 22, which was in place for 14 hours as people stayed off the roads and public places during this period.

He announced a new fund for citizens on Saturday, PM-CARES or Prime Minister's Citizen Assistance and Relief in Emergency Situations Fund, in an emergency situation as the magnitude of the crisis due to the outbreak of coronavirus unfolds.

"People from all walks of life expressed their desire to donate to India's war against COVID-19. Respecting that spirit, the Prime Minister's Citizen Assistance and Relief in Emergency Situations Fund has been constituted. This will go a long way in creating a healthier India," Prime Minister has tweeted.

The Prime Minister's Mann ki Baat radio programme is aired on the last Sunday of every month.

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Darrius Dominic

pm sir you did really a wonderful job...only thing is please send financial support to everyone and please don't think about money as money can be earned back .....sir I am a cab driver and till now I did not receive any financial support...now i don't have any money so please help me and all

2 Months ago


Sir. I know this locknown 21 day of from corona virus this locknown is go ahead But this virus to our exam B.A 3rd stopped when exam started

2 Months ago

Nupur Mitra

we can only 4give u if u promise dat the economy of our country will not collapse,by hook or by crook u will make it survive and revive

2 Months ago

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