Prime Minister Narendra Modi once again addressed the nation tonight. He addressed the country five days before the third phase of nationwide lockdown is supposed to end on May 17, said that the fourth phase of the lockdown will be in a new form. He said, “Scientists say that the novel coronavirus will be a part of our lives for a very long time. But we can’t let our lives remain confined around it. We will wear masks and maintain social distancing but we will not let it (the virus) affect us.” The new rules will be announced before May 18, he added.
PM Modi also announced a complete package worth Rs 20 lakh crore to deal with the economic crisis due to the COVID-19. He said, “This will play an important role in the ‘Atmanirbhar Bharat Abhiyan’, he said, adding that the announcements made by the govt so far, the decisions of the RBI and today’s package adds to Rs 20 Lakh Crores or 10% of India’s GDP.” The details of the package will be announced by Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman.
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— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) May 12, 2020
Several Bollywood celebs like Shahid Kapoor, Kamal Haasan, Anupam Kher, Arjun Rampal, Paresh Rawal, Saina Nehwal and others applauded the Prime Minister’s initiative and lent him solidarity in these pressing times. Check out their tweets below:
— Shahid Kapoor (@shahidkapoor) May 12, 2020
— Anupam Kher (@AnupamPKher) May 12, 2020
We all agree on 2 things with you Mr. Prime Minister. @PMOIndia .The poor are suffering the most in this crisis and being self reliant is the future.While we welcome the economic package, I will watch out for the details to see how the poorest of my country get their due atlast.
— Kamal Haasan (@ikamalhaasan) May 12, 2020
— arjun rampal (@rampalarjun) May 12, 2020
Always have Faith in @narendramodi . He will find way or Make one .
— Paresh Rawal (@SirPareshRawal) May 12, 2020
— Saina Nehwal (@NSaina) May 12, 2020
This was the PM’s Carpe Diem (Seize the Day) speech; an opportunity to change the narrative from ‘Survival’ to ‘Strength.’ We will know tomorrow whether or not this is going to be a transformational moment like 1991. What I also believe is I won’t get much sleep tonight!
— anand mahindra (@anandmahindra) May 12, 2020