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Don't be a balcony government, Kamal tells Modi

Monday, April 6, 2020 • Tamil Comments

Dont be a balcony government, Kamal tells Modi

'Indian-2' actor and Makkal Needhi Maiam supremo Kamal Haasan has on Monday penned an open letter to Narendra Modi. In the long letter, Kamal came down heavily on the 21-day lockdown and described it as far more fatal than Demonetization. He labelled the plate-banging and lights-off drills as "psychotherapy techniques that address the anxiety problems only of the haves."

Kamal asked the Prime Minister not to run a mere balcony government. "I am sure you don’t want to be a balcony government only for the balcony people by completely ignoring the poor who are the biggest constituent of our society, our support system and the foundation on which the middle-class, the well-to-do and the rich build their lives. The poor man never makes it to the front page news but his contribution to nation-building both in spirit and in GDP cannot be ignored. He has a majority stake in the nation. History has proven that any efforts to destroy the bottom has led to the toppling of the top. Even science will agree here!" Kamal wrote.

About the lockdown, he said, "COVID-19 will continue to find more victims but we are creating a fertile playground for Hunger(H), Exhaustion(E) and Deprivation(D) of the poor. HED ’20 is a malady that is smaller in profile but far deadlier compared to COVID-19."

The letter didn't mention any constructive step at all.

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