Congress Spokesperson uses Pak photo to target Modi Govt in India, Twitter teaches him a lesson

Ever since Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced lockdown across India, the Central government has been criticized majorly by Congress. Now, after taking into accounts all suggestions, PM Modi has extended the current shutdown for 19 days which will end on May 3. 

As India is going through a bad patch due to coronavirus pandemic, the congress has resorted to fake news to criticize the government for the nationwide closure due to coronavirus epidemic.

Congress spokesperson Americai V Narayanan on Thursday shared a picture of few children on Twitter terming it as a result of ‘Unplanned Lockdown‘ imposed in the country. 

Congress has been calling the decision of the government “Unplanned” from the beginning of the close down. Everyone is well aware of the fact that the novel coronavirus has created a worldwide panic situation due to which the entire world is adopting shutdown to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

However, hours later it was revealed that the image posted by the Congress spokesperson on social media is from Pakistan and not from India. Later, when the issue came to light, Narayanan admitted that he shared the image ‘only to make a point’ and ‘never said that it happened in India.’ The Congress spokesperson further said that he hopes that the government addresses the issue of the poor and the migrants who are affected the most, in his tweet.

Soon, Congress spokesperson was criticized on social media by netizens. Narayanan faced flak on social media for trying to humiliate the Modi government amid the coronavirus pandemic. The government is trying its best to provide rudimentary facilities and ensuring that no one will go hungry.

At a time when the world’s superpower country the US seeks help from India in this hard time, Congress is trying to tarnish Modi’s decision of closedown. When the biggest of the nations may have succumbed to the COVID-19 battle, the most powerful country looks at India with the hope that India would help them fight against the coronavirus pandemic.

Recently, US President Donald Trump sought assistance from India and requested Prime Minister Narendra Modi for releasing the amount of Hydroxychloroquine ordered by the United States after India last month banned the drugs for exports.

Dark clouds loomed large over India as the number of coronavirus cases is exponentially increasing. In India alone, the confirmed positive cases of coronavirus have surpassed 13,800 so far, while at least 452 people have died in the country from the infection. Thankfully, 1,767 patients have recovered from the deadly disease.

Writer, historian, and activist Dharam Sikarwar is a very active author The Youth. He writes on national and international issues, environment, politics. He is an avid book reader as well.