Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed the nation on Tuesday amid the lockdown imposed to control the spread of coronavirus. The speech which lasted nearly half an hour comes at a time when people are anxious over the pandemic situation and the lockdown which has pushed everyone indoors and economic activities have taken a hit.
The anxiety to know about the extension of lockdown and measures the government has taken seemed to spill over to Twitter. The netizens flooded the micro-blogging site asking about the agenda of the speech. ‘Skip intro’ started trending on Twitter soon. As the PM took some time to elaborate on the situation, impatience seemed to be growing among people.
Here are some of the tweets:
Someone click 'Skip Intro'.
— Abhishek Baxi (@baxiabhishek) May 12, 2020
Where is the Skip intro option when you need it badly? — Anand J (@anandj_) May 12, 2020
I don't know which will end first... The speech or the lockdown ??
— Ashwin Mushran (@ashwinmushran) May 12, 2020
While listening to Modi Ji speech rn, we need a skip intro option#NarendraModi — The Viral Fever (@TheViralFever) May 12, 2020
Modiji coming to the point. #NarendraModi pic.twitter.com/04UKiGcEi2 — Sagar (@sagarcasm) May 12, 2020
Lockdown 30 may tak hai aur ye Speech 2 June tak.
— ??.??. (@itsdhruvism) May 12, 2020
Modi announced an economic package of Rs 20 lakh crore to help India tide over the challenges posed by the coronavirus crisis and said the stimulus, worth 10 per cent of India’s GDP, will help in the mission to make the country self-reliant. He also said that the nationwide lockdown will be extended further, but said that ‘lockdown 4’ will be entirely different to the current one and the new rules and guidelines will be released before May 18.
Meanwhile, #AatmanirbharBharat started trending as PM Modi emphasised on the need of a self-reliant India in his speech.