BH CORRESPONDENT, Mumbai: Prime Minister Narendra Modi insisted on imposing a self-imposed curfew by Indians on themselves on Sunday. He called it ‘Janta Curfew’.
In his words: “I would like, on Sunday, March 22, for us to offer thanks to all such people who are providing essential services in such time. On Sunday at 5pm, let us stand at the doors and balconies of our houses and applaud these people for five minutes — by clapping, banging plates and pans.”
Now this might seem really applause worthy but all armours have chinks. When music director Vishal Dadlani, member of the band Pentagram, questioned how many people have balconies, he was trolled.
Some users questioned his intelligence and his opposing stance while others simply made frontal attacks.
This moron has selective hearing problem. PM said stand at door or Balcony. Aaptard kai ka https://t.co/9UKHLxAMdN
— Great Sardar (@hindumax) March 19, 2020
Hmmm. Your brain does need ventilation though 👍 https://t.co/1iD14fo7UF
— Tanuja pathak (@tanvi_tanuja) March 20, 2020
But PM Modi was also at the receiving end of trolls for the very same reason, but mostly from people living in Mumbai, where balconies are not a common thing.
— Kartik Patadia (@KartikPatadia69) March 19, 2020
Hi Modiji, we live in Bombay. Yaha pe balcony non existent hain.
— srishhti (@Srishhtii) March 19, 2020
Vishal also took to Instagram to put up a long post about how the PM’s ‘Janta Curfew’ plan is doomed to fail. His post reads, “Why Modi’s #Coronavirus PR speech/lack-of-a-real-plan is a FAIL, despite connecting with so many people.”
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Why Modi’s #Coronavirus PR speech/lack-of-a-real-plan is a FAIL, despite connecting with so many people. Please read through all 5 pages before you give me gaalis…[and head to your balcony to beat thaalis to kill a virus with sonic waves. This is scientifically NOT feasible, no matter what that idiotic WhatsApp forward has told you. Leaving the comments open for a bit, so trolls can earn a living. Hope you’re all hating from home for a while. Stay safe.]