Actor Politician Kamal Hassan wrote a open letter to the Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi about his last two briefings over Coronavirus pandemic.

Open letter Makkal Neethi maiyam founder Kamal Hassan mentioned that this lockdown would be a disaster similar to demonetisation. Though millions of people follows Modi’s words needs to address very carefully. Kamal Hassan also compared the people who light and lamps and there’s yesterday with the poor people who hot suffering to cook rotis without oil.

Kamal Hassan open letter to prime Minister Narendra Modi

I pen this letter as a responsible but dismayed citizen of aur country. In my first letter to you dated 23 March, I had urged the government to not lose sight of the plight of the unsung heroes of our
society, the most downtrodden, the weak and the dependent. The very next day, the nation heard the announcement of a strict and immediate lockdown, almost demonetization style. I was taken
a back but I chose to trust you, my elected leader, The one we would like lo believe knows besl. I had chosen to trust you even when you announced demonetization but time proved I was wrong. Time proved you too were wrong sir.

Firstly, let me assure you that you are still the nation’s chosen leader and 1.4 bn Indians including
yours truly will follow every direction of yours during this crisis. Today, there is probably no other world leader who has such a mass following. You speak, they follow. Today the country has risen to the occasion and invested its trust in your office. You must have noticed that even your naysayers clapped and cheered when you gave the tall to do so in order to appreciate the countless health-workers working selflessly and tirelessly for the masses.

We will comply to your wishes and orders but our compliance must not be confused as our subjugation. My own role as a leader of my people entails me to speak my mind and question your ways. Please pardon my lack of etiquette, if any.

My biggest fear is that the same mistake of demonetization is being repeated albeit at a much bigger scale. While demonetization led to loss of savings and livelihood of the poorest, this I’ll planned lockdown is leading us to a fatal combination of loss of both life and livelihood. The poor have nobody to look upto except you sir. On one hand you are asking the more privileged people to put up a spectacle of lights while on the other hand the poor man’s plight is itself becoming a shameful spectacle.

While your world lit up oil diyas in their balcanies, the poor are struggling to
gather enough oil to bake their next roti. Your last two addresses to the nation had you trying to calm the people which is necessary in these trying times but there is something more urgent as well as important than that.

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