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New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday expressed his disapproval of a reported campaign that people should give him a standing ovation for five minutes, saying it appears to be a mischief to drag him into controversy.

In a series of tweets in Hindi, he said maybe it is someone’s 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 said.

Modi said it has been brought to his notice that some people are running this campaign to honour him by giving him a standing ovation for five minutes.

“At first sight, it appears to be a mischief to drag Modi in a controversy,” he wrote.

Modi’s tweets were in response to an unsigned message circulating online that asked people to give him a standing ovation for five minutes at 5 pm on Sunday for the work he has been doing for the nation.


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  1. “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.”

    Trying to show his fake humility, he is asking an average man for such a huge responsibility like taking care of an entire family for seemingly indefinite period. This shows Mr Modi’s complete disconnect with ground realities – – earnings on the ground, and expenses on the ground.

    I wish he had asked his heinous BJP men who lynched human beings in the name of an animal :

    IF YOU LOVE GAU MATA SO MUCH, THEN LET TEN OF YOU TAKE THE RESPONSIBILITY OF ONE GAU MATA TILL IT IS ALIVE.

    By the 10:1 ratio, all the cows would have been easily taken care of, given that there are 18 crore BJP members, and 1/10 of the cow’s expenses wouldn’t have hurt any member either.

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