Thursday’s Aam Aadmi Party trolled Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Twitter for not wearing a mask at a public event.
The outfit, led by Arvind Kejriwal, one of the most staunch critics of the BJP-led central government, tweeted a video showing PM Modi entering an event apparently without a mask, while his security detail and other officials cover their faces. The PM then, as the clip shows, interacts with shopkeepers selling handicrafts.
“Wear a mask. Don’t be like Modi ji“quipped the party.
Wear a mask. Don’t be like Modi ji. pic.twitter.com/lPxdTEdZiI
– AAP (@AamAadmiParty) 17th December 2020
It is not clear when and where the video was recorded.
Since the coronavirus pandemic hit the country, PM Modi has urged the masses to practice social distancing and wear masks in public. In his numerous addresses to the nation since March, he had been seen covering his face.
In his September address, PM Modi urged people not to take the coronavirus lightly and to adhere to the rules of wearing masks and careful social distancing until scientists develop a vaccine.
“I have certain expectations of you. That should follow the rule of wearing a mask and Do gaj ki doori (a distance of two meters) … be safe and stay healthy. Take care of seniors in the family. These things are important. Don’t take coronavirus lightly, “he had said.
The ruling BJP did not respond to the attack, but PM Modi’s supporters on Twitter have claimed that senior AAP leaders have been seen unmasked in public several times over the past few months.
The BJP and AAP have recently been barring the way to deal with coronavirus in states ruled by the two parties. Delhi Prime Minister Kejriwal launched a widespread attack on Uttar Pradesh Prime Minister Yogi Adityanath on Wednesday over his claims that the country’s most populous state has handled the coronavirus situation better than Delhi.
“Yogi jiIn the streets and mohallas of Uttar Pradesh our great work on the coronavirus situation is praised. Like you, we don’t run fake corona tests, “he tweeted in Hindi.