(from left) PM Narendra Modi and CM Devendra Fadnavis paying tribute to Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj
(from left) PM Narendra Modi and CM Devendra Fadnavis paying tribute to Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj
Image source: Narendra Modi/Twitter

In the wake of the novel coronavirus pandemic, Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed the nation at 8 pm on Tuesday and hinted at Lockdown 4.0 after May 18. He also announced an economic package of Rs 20 lakh crore and claimed that the package will help India get to its ultimate goal of being "self-dependent".

"This package is for the farmers, for our middle class who honestly pay taxes and our industry who are determined to take India to heights," he said. "From today onwards, all Indians should be vocal about local. They shouldn't only buy local products but should equally advertise them with pride," he said.

Meanwhile, former Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis took to Twitter and said that "Atmanirbhar Bharat (self-dependent)" package was a historic step! He said, "Self reliance along with helping the entire world to grow & progress! Underlining our age old tradition of वसुधैव कुटुंबकम् Hon PM @narendramodi ji yet again encourages all of us in our fight against #Corona !"

"Economy, Infrastructure, System, Demography, Demand are the strong pillars in this fight and to convert crises into opportunity," he added.

Fadnavis also thanked PM Modi for announcing the economic package of Rs 20 lakh crore. "Thank you Hon PM @narendramodi ji for announcing of ₹20 lakh crore package for farmers, MSMEs, common man, industries and every segment for our economy ! Using 10% of our GDP is a huge decision even thought about ever," he wrote.

He added, "#AtmaNirbharBharatAbhiyan (आत्मनिर्भर भारत अभियान) is for Land, Labour, Laws & Liquidity. The details will be announced tomorrow onwards by Hon FM @nsitharaman ji for inviting investment, putting economy back on track in #PostLockDown era!"

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