Pune , Oct 23:
Taking a swipe at Prime Minister Narendra Modi over his address to the country, Shiv Sena mouthpiece `Saamana’ said that he remained silent on major issues, but it was “one of the best speeches” made in the last few months.
“What did prime minister Modi tell the countrymen through his address? What was new? Did he give any assurance to the flood-hit people in Maharashtra? Which monetary package was announced? All such criticism can be directed at the speech, however, the speech was short and effective,” it said.
The prime minister on Tuesday appealed people to follow COVID-19 guidelines even though lockdown has ended, and warned that negligence can dampen the festive spirit.
“Whatever he spoke about coronavirus, it was all true.
He came, he spoke. His white beard, the radiant glow on his face….This glow will eradicate the darkness of calamities in the country,” the editorial said.
Modi talked about economic activities in the country being increased, but did not refer to the unemployment caused by the pandemic, it said.