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PM continues to work from home

March 29, 2020 05:27 AM

COURTESY HT MARCH 29

PM continues to work from home
Sunetra Choudhury

letters@hindustantimes.com

New Delhi : “Is that Sister Chhaya speaking?”

“Yes.”

“I’m calling from the Prime Minister’s residence, and the PM would like to speak to you.”

Then Prime Minister Narendra Modi comes on the line.

“Namaste, Sister Chhaya.”

For the past week, Modi has been making such calls to individuals across the country. Some, like Sister Chhaya, a nurse at a hospital in Pune, are at the front-line of the fight against Covid-19.

A senior government official said this is one of the 150-200 phone calls Modi has been making every day since he announced the nationwide 21-day lockdown last week. After telling everyone to resist from stepping out unless they worked in essential services, the Prime Minister has also not stepped outside the 12-acre complex at 7, Lok Kalyan Marg.

The residence-cum-camp-office of the PM houses all the different offices that he needs. The lockdown has meant that the PM’s principal secretary and cabinet secretary come to see the Prime Minister every day

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