Some of us have shamelessly haggled with daily wagers in the past- cobblers, nariyal paniwala and other street vendors, but are suddenly concerned about their plight today. A lot of people settled outside India are expressing concern over displaced migrants crippled by the sudden lockdown. Nice. I urge them to donate to the PM Cares fund, so the government can do a better job of reaching out to Indians in times of crises. Also, you could adopt a displaced family and support them financially after the storm dies down.
Yes, daily wagers have been robbed of their income. They are worst hit for no fault of theirs. But the government is doing everything in its capacity to rehabilitate them. Desperate times call for desperate measures. Do your bit for India before passing judgement. Sudden lockdown. No notice before lockdown. Stop crying fowl. Stop nitpicking.
Agar timely lockdown nahi hota, toh yahi 'extra concerned' log Modi ko kha jaate. That he is more concerned about the economy than people's lives. It's like he's damned if he does, damned if he doesn't.
- swati who writes