Updated: March 25, 2020 4:14:56 pm
A day after Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced a complete lockdown across the country for 21 days, former Finance Minister P Chidambaram on Wednesday called the unprecedented step a “watershed moment” in the battle against coronavirus and said it was the “beginning of a new battle in which people are the footsoldiers and the PM is the commander”.
The Congress leader also urged people to extend their support to the Prime Minister and cooperate with the central and state governments. Taking to Twitter, Chidambaram said that #STAYHOMEINDIA is a “great rally cry” but for that people need food and money.
My statement on the current lockdown and how the Government can help make it better. @PMOIndia @narendramodi @nsitharaman @nsitharamanoffc @FinMinIndia #STAYHOMEINDIA pic.twitter.com/0sQJwG0HAD
— P. Chidambaram (@PChidambaram_IN) March 25, 2020
Chidambaram also suggested a 10-point plan to put money in the bank accounts of the poor and marginalised, including farmers and labourers, and demanded a cut in…