PATNA: Celebrated poll strategist and former JDU leader Prashant Kishor questioned the decision of 21-day long lockdown across the country, annouced by Prime Minister Narendra Modi,on Tuesday night. Taking to Twitter, Kishor said: "It is as there is no scientific evidence to suggest that mere 21 days#lockdown without adequate testing, isolation and treatment measures could stop#Covidspread".
It is as there is no scientific evidence to suggest that mere 21 days #lockdown without adequate testing, isolation & treatment measures could stop #Covidspread— Prashant Kishor (@PrashantKishor) March 25, 2020
Plus while a badly executed lockdown may not achieve its goal, it surely will destroy life & livelihood of millions. https://t.co/hFwJExrbeC
He lamented that the badly executed lockdown will ruins the livelihood of millions. In the same tweet he said, "Plus while a badly executed lockdown may not achieve its goal, it surely will destroy life and livelihood of millions".
He said that the decision to lockdown India may be right but it is too long. Predicting tougher days ahead, he said, "With the shaky preparedness for deal with the COVID crisis and very little to safeguard the poor,we could be staring at some tough days ahead."
The #5minute5baje was to pay respect & express solidarity with people at the forefront of fighting #COVID19 but many made it into celebratory musical affair!— Prashant Kishor (@PrashantKishor) March 22, 2020
This on the day of highest daily increase in cases & sufferings of millions due to unexpected disruption in their lives.
Prashant Kishor on March 22 has also mocked at the way suggested by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and adopted in mass by the people to pay respect and express solidarity with people at the forefront of fighting COVID-19. He said: "Many made the #5minute5baje into a celebratory musical affair".
Prior to all this, he had suggested to promote available evidences and best practices to ramp up the efforts to spread awareness about COVID-19 and increasing tests and other preventive measures.