New Delhi: Former prime minister Manmohan Singh was admitted to AIIMS Sunday, after he complained of chest pain and uneasiness. This prompted an outpouring of good wishes from many Congress politicians — and some less predictable people
Rashtriya Janata Dal leader Lalu Prasad Yadav sent his best wishes from jail in Ranchi where he is serving a 14-year sentence since December 2017.
Saw the news of Dr. #ManmohanSingh ji being admitted to hospital.
My sincere prayers for the speedy recovery of #ManmohanSingh ji, the humble, intelligent, scholar, true gentleman and one of the best PM.
— Lalu Prasad Yadav (@laluprasadrjd) May 10, 2020
Rajya Sabha MP and Shiv Sena leader Priyanka Chaturvedi, till last year in the Congress, wants Singh back in action ASAP.
Wishing Former Prime Minister, Dr Manmohan Singh ji a speedy recovery. Hope to see him back in action soon, with his insights to handle the economy at the time of COVID crisis. https://t.co/D29etIuJI9
— Priyanka Chaturvedi (@priyankac19) May 10, 2020
Assam Health Minister and BJP leader Himanta Biswa Sarma is another former Congresswallah who is concerned about Dr Singh’s condition. Singh was earlier a Rajya Sabha MP from Assam.
I am concerned to learn of the ill health of former PM Dr Manmohan Singh. I pray for his speedy recovery.
— Himanta Biswa Sarma (@himantabiswa) May 10, 2020
Meanwhile, Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel shares details of the money received by his Chief Minister’s Relief Fund — is this a subtle dig by the Congress CM at the Centre and the opacity of the PM CARES fund?
मैं आप सबके बीच “मुख्यमंत्री सहायता कोष” का हिसाब रख रहा हूँ।
मैं बताना चाहूँगा कि बीते 24 मार्च से लेकर 7 मई तक मुख्यमंत्री सहायता कोष में विभिन्न दान दाताओं के द्वारा कुल 56 करोड़ 4 लाख 38 हज़ार 815 रुपए की राशि प्राप्त हुई है।
— Bhupesh Baghel (@bhupeshbaghel) May 11, 2020
Lalu Prasad’s son and RJD leader Tejashwi Yadav tries to shame the Bihar government on the paltry meals migrants are receiving.
बेंगलुरु से चलकर बिहार पहुँचे मज़दूरों को सिर्फ़ सूखा भात, नमक और मिर्च देकर ख़ानापूर्ति की गयी। सरकार का ऐसा पशुवत बर्ताव देखकर मन व्यथित और दुःखी है। इससे शर्मनाक क्या हो सकता है जब सरकार अपने लोगों को एक वक्त का खाना ठीक से नहीं खिला सकती? क्या ग़रीबों का आत्मसम्मान नहीं होता? pic.twitter.com/V7pzXmindK
— Tejashwi Yadav (@yadavtejashwi) May 11, 2020
As a former environment minister, Rajya Sabha Congress MP Jairam Ramesh is not impressed by the easing of labour and environmental laws in several states.
In the name of economic revival and stimulus, it will be dangerous and disastrous to loosen labour, land and environmental laws & regulations as the Modi govt is planning.
The first steps have already been taken. This is a quack remedy like demonetisation!
— Jairam Ramesh (@Jairam_Ramesh) May 11, 2020
However, Congress leader P Chidambaram is happy with the government’s move to get trains back on track.
We welcome the decision of the government to cautiously start operations of inter state passenger trains.
The same modest opening should be started with road transport and air transport.
— P. Chidambaram (@PChidambaram_IN) May 11, 2020
Congress’ digital head Gaurav Pandhi ‘unmasks’ a video of Rajya Sabha proceedings from March this year. Do watch it.
March 2020, opposition MPs in Rajya Sabha were wearing masks to prevent Covid19 and the Chairperson, Vice President @MVenkaiahNaidu asked them to remove it, saying it's not allowed & threatened of an action.
Just imagine! This was Govt's stand 6 days before lockdown. No masks!🤦♂️ pic.twitter.com/dKltM3n63w
— Gaurav Pandhi (@GauravPandhi) May 11, 2020
Onto some nostalgia, Bollywood megastar Amitabh Bachchan shares a snapshot to celebrate his 1973 film celebrating its 47 th anniversary. Guess the film…
T 3527 – 47 years of ZANJEER .. !! pic.twitter.com/qvwoZPBGtW
— Amitabh Bachchan (@SrBachchan) May 10, 2020
UK PM Boris Johnson’s latest Covid slogan has been noted by Twitter. But people are asking, `Stay Alert’ for what?
Though the UK will be changed by this experience, I believe we can be stronger and better than ever before.
More resilient, more innovative, more economically dynamic, but also more generous and more sharing.
— Boris Johnson (@BorisJohnson) May 10, 2020
And, Nigel Farage, leader of the Brexit party is so disappointed by Johnson’s Sunday evening nationwide address that he may forego sunbathing!
I think the big change from this much vaunted Presidential-style address is that I can sunbathe. Was that really it?
— Nigel Farage (@Nigel_Farage) May 10, 2020
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