No mention of China in the PM speech to the nation, Focus on Unlock2, Poor

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It was the shortest speech by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in recent months (File)

New Delhi:

Prime Minister Narendra Modi did not mention the crisis with China in his first address to the nation since 20 soldiers were killed in a deadly fight in the Galwan Valley, where satellite images show Chinese incursions.

PM Modi’s sixth national address after the coronavirus epidemic focused on unlocking, 2 virus precautions and plans for the poor. However, he has spoken twice in other forums on the impasse in China – at an all-party meeting and during his Mann Ki Baat talk on the radio on Sunday.

A free food grain distribution program for 80 crores of India’s poorest would be extended until the end of November, covering the festivals of Diwali and Chhath, Prime Minister Modi announced today. He also urged citizens to continue to wear masks and follow social isolation as the country restarts economic activity. Tens of thousands of lives have been saved due to the country’s closure since March 25.

At 17 minutes, it was the Prime Minister’s shortest speech in recent months and surprised many who expected a dramatic announcement, either on China or on the battle against viruses.

Congress chief Rahul Gandhi, who used poetry in his tweet, was one of the first to criticize the speech.

Rahul Gandhi’s tweet was roughly as follows: “Don’t beat around the bush, tell us who stole our land. We have no hard feelings against those who stole what is ours, but we have questions about your leadership. “

The Congress party also criticized the Prime Minister’s speech and said, “We must go beyond the symbolic gesture of banning 59 Chinese apps; we are importing more from China. Is this our response to 20 brave people who have lost our lives? We need more real steps.

Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee, a fierce critic of the ruling BJP, however, said at a press conference in Calcutta: “We support the government’s position on China. We want it implemented in its entirety”.

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