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Sorry, but hard decisions needed: PM Modi on coronavirus lockdown

Modi said he extends heartfelt apology to all Indians and said he strongly feels from the core of his heart that the people will forgive him because he had to take certain decisions

PM Narendra Modi

PM Narendra Modi

Archis Mohan New Delhi
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday apologised twice for the 21-day national lockdown having inconvenienced people, but said tough decisions were needed to “nip the disease in the bud”. He appealed to the people to maintain social distancing and not violate the lockdown by coming out of their homes.

In his Mann ki Baat address, Modi said people might wonder why the PM “has put everyone in such trouble”, but stressed that there was no option but a lockdown to fight the contagion in a country with a population of 1.3 billion. He said the battle was between life and death,

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First Published: Mar 29 2020 | 8:27 PM IST

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