Today, at 9 pm, as per the request of the Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the nation is gearing up to celebrate togetherness by lighting candles, torches and diyas for 9 minutes. However, a section of them seems to be opposed to the idea.
Looks like another move of Narendra Modi has attracted backlash from the Twitterati who, this time, are opposed to the idea of switching off the lights for 9 minutes and lighting candles instead. While a few are questioning the intent and the outcome of the ‘task’, others are of the opinion that it is unnecessary. Some of them also quoted the difficulty the electricity department will face if all the lights are switched off at once.
On the other hand, users on twitter are also mocking people who are trending #HumLightNahiBhujayenge
US, Italy, Spain and rest of the world is fighting only with Chinese virus corona
— Umrah_Fatimah (@officialumra) April 5, 2020
No one is against lighting Diyas.
No one is against lockdown
We ARE against whitewashing real issues.
We ARE against doing “Namaste Trump” instead of preparing on war footing.
We ARE against talking to Tendulakar instead of addressing burning issues#Hum_Light_Nahi_Bujhaenge
— Anil Acharya (@aa3132) April 5, 2020
— PREM (@PREM48722990) April 5, 2020
Some people walked to their death. Some people are suffering and some are dying from Corona.
Most labourers and daily wage earners can't earn anything because of the lockdown.
Doctors are crying out for PPE
PM:Diye jalaye torch on kare..#Hum_Light_Nahi_Bujhaenge pic.twitter.com/NX37J0vX3C
— The capeless Crusader (@AhamedPeace) April 5, 2020
— Sharath Dandinashivara (@sharath006) April 5, 2020
Ppl trending this HT r the same who beats doctors, misbehaves with Nurses, runs away from quarantine centres, hides foreign nationals, deliberately trying to spread virus……
HateModi virus ne inhe Parasite bana diya hai…
— Betaaz Badshah (@bhaveshkjha) April 5, 2020
— Salman (@salmanhunk111) April 5, 2020
— Rishabh Jain (@Rishabh29341924) April 5, 2020
आप दिया जलाएं या ना जलाएं लेकिन यह सुनिश्चित करिए की
#Hum_Light_Nahi_Bujhaenge क्योंकि एक साथ लाइट बंद करने से पूरे देश का Power Grid Fail हो सकता है। जिसे ठीक होने में कम से कम 1 हफ्ते लग सकते हैं।
— Jignesh Mevani (@jigneshmevani80) April 4, 2020
Why PM not choose any other day, why not 4th or 7th?
Is it totally a political planning?
— Saikat Das #IndiaAgainstCAA_NRC?? (@SaikatdasINC) April 4, 2020
— Rohan (@Rohan00962495) April 4, 2020
देश के पंतप्रधान ने कहा कि 9 तारिक को 9 बजे सब अपने घरों की लाइट बंद कर दीजिए। जब ऐसा करने से Power Grid फेल हो सकता है। इसे ठीक करने में करीब 1 हफ्ते लग सकता है। इसलिए #Hum_Light_Nahi_Bujhaenge
— Abhijit Sapkal (@abhijitsapkal1) April 4, 2020
Request to PM to work on better policies that protect & save the healthcare workers, the migrants, the poor & the marginalised. The focus on gimmicks & PR exercises is criminal negligence.#9baje9minute#IndiaFightsCorona#ModijiSaveDoctors#Hum_Light_Nahi_Bujhaenge pic.twitter.com/WifqnUHo7O
— AIPC Telangana (@AIPCTelangana) April 5, 2020
Instead of addressing real issues this govt simply gives people false hope by doing foolery like this. This pandemic shows us how inadequate India is in all sectors especially in medical facilities. Noise pollution and switching the lights won’t help us. #Hum_Light_Nahi_Bujhaenge
— ¹⁹⁹⁶ ? (@gemyonchy) April 5, 2020
Solidarity is felt, not shown off
— Shipra Dixit Shukla (@shiprarashi) April 5, 2020
— युवा नेता शत्रुघ्न (@SirNoWin) April 5, 2020