NEW DELHI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday slammed a “campaign” being run by some asking people “to stand for 5 minutes in Modi’s honour.”
“It has been brought to my attention that some people are running a campaign that to honour Modi stand for 5 minutes. At first glance, it seems like a mischief to drag Modi into controversies,” he tweeted.
Strongly objecting to the campaign, PM Modi said even if the intention is good, he would instead want people to help the poor during the period of coronavirus crisis.
मेरे ध्यान में लाया गया है कि कुछ लोग यह मुहिम चला रहे हैं कि 5 मिनट खड़े रहकर मोदी को सम्मानित किया जाए। पहली नजर… https://t.co/hTa3koIZ8D
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) 1586345290000
“Maybe someone is doing it out of goodwill, yet I insist that if you really have so much love and want to honour Modi, then take the responsibility of a poor family, at least as long as the #coronavirus crisis exists. There can be no greater honour for me than this,” the PM said in another tweet.