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Modi shooting PR films, rubbing salt into wounds of sufferers: Sitaram Yechury

New Delhi | CPI(M) general secretary Sitaram Yechury on Monday targeted Prime Minister Narendra Modi for reportedly shooting “PR films”, saying such photo shoots only “rubbed salt into the wounds of those suffering”.

In an apparent reference to Modi allegedly shooting a “propaganda and publicity” film till the evening of February 14, the day of the Pulwama terror attacks, and photographs of him washing the feet of sanitation workers on Sunday, the Left leader said the PM should make his priorities clear.

“105 deaths in sewers and septic tanks in 2018 & 11 in 2019 alone. Nothing was done to redress the grave situation despite Court Orders. PR photoshoots with multiple cameras only rub salt into the wounds of those suffering historical injustices,” he said in a tweet.

“It is just not Kashmir. The North-East is in immense turmoil. But Modi is busy shooting PR films in a Forest resort or mouthing inane film dialogues, irrespective of whether soldiers die or civilians. That makes clear what his real priorities are,” Yechury said.

Modi on Sunday took a holy dip at the Sangam in Allahabad and interacted with sanitation workers, who have ensured cleanliness during the ongoing Kumbh Mela, describing them as “real karma-yogis” whose contributions were being lauded all over.

He also performed the Ganga aarti and conducted Charan Vandana’ (washing the feet) of select sanitation workers, as a mark of respect to their efforts in ensuring a clean Kumbh.

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