Some people were reportedly running a campaign that to PM Modi by standing for 5 minutes. (Photo Credit: File Photo)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi has said that a campaign to 'honour him' standing for five minutes, seemed like a mischief to drag him into controversies. He added that even if the campaign was being run with good intentions, if it would be a better honour for him if such people should take responsibility of a poor family during the coronavirus crisis.
"It has been brought to my attention that some people are running a campaign that to honour Modi stand for 5 minutes. At first glance, it seems like a mischief to drag Modi into controversies," PM Modi tweeted on Wednesday.
"Maybe someone is doing out of goodwill, yet I insist that if you really have so much love and want to honour Modi, then take the responsibility of a poor family, at least as long as the coronavirus crisis exists. There can be no greater honour for me than this," he wrote.
Meanwhile, Prime Minister Narendra Modi suggested on Wednesday that the lockdown to check the spread of coronavirus will be extended and restrictions will not be lifted in one go after April 14, amid a spurt in COVID-19 infections in the country.
In a video meeting with leaders of all parties, PM Modi reportedly said he would consult with Chief Ministers but by all accounts the lifting of the lockdown "is not possible".