Saturday, May 30, 2020

Gautam Gambhir slams people for bursting firecrackers during 9pm 9 minute, says ‘We are still in the middle of the fight’

Gautam Gambhir, who is also a BJP MP from East Delhi, on Monday pledged to donate Rs 50 lakh more to the Delhi Government for procurement of medical equipment.

New Delhi: Reminding citizens that India is “still in middle of a fight” amid the coronavirus outbreak, former India cricketer Gautam Gambhir has lashed out at those who burst crackers on Sunday evening.

“INDIA, STAY INSIDE! We are still in the middle of a fight. Not an occasion to burst crackers!” Gambhir said on Twitter after it emerged out that firecrackers were burnt in several parts of the country on Sunday evening during the nine-minute period in which Prime Minister Narendra Modi had asked citizens to switch off their lights and light candles and diyas and show solidarity in fight against COVID-19 pandemic.

Gambhir, who is also a BJP MP from East Delhi, on Monday pledged to donate Rs 50 lakh more to the Delhi Government for procurement of medical equipment and treatment of COVID-19 patients in the national capital.

India off-spinner Harbhajan Singh also slammed those who resorted to bursting crackers. “We will find a cure for corona but how are we going to find a cure for stupidity,” Harbhajan tweeted.

The entire sports fraternity had joined the country in showing solidarity in the fight against the rapidly-spreading COVID-19 pandemic which has so far claimed more than 100 lives in the country.

Over 4,000 confirmed coronavirus cases have been reported till date in India.

SourceIANS
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