New Delhi: Actor Anupam Kher, who has often praised Prime Minister Narendra Modi and is known to be a strong defender of the BJP-led regime, said today that he believed the government “had slipped” in the Covid crisis and it was important to hold it responsible. It is time for him to understand that there is more to life than creating an image
Should the government’s efforts have been more about providing relief than managing their image and perception, Mr Kher was asked. How distressing did he find images of Covid-hit families begging for hospital beds, corpses floating in the river and struggling patients?
“I think the criticism is valid in lots of cases and I think it is important for the government to rise to the occasion and do things that they are chosen by people of this country for. I think only an inhuman person will not get affected by… bodies floating. But for another political party to use it for their gain is also not right,” said the veteran actor.
“We should as people… Get angry…It is important to hold the government responsible for what has happened.”
About two weeks ago, Mr Kher was trolled for responding to a critique of the government’s handling of Covid with a tweet that said: “Aayega toh Modi hi (but Modi will return).”