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Anmol Ambani’s unpopular opinion will make you think hard

India has hit another record with the surging cases of Covid-19 with 1.5 lakhs daily registered cases and 7 days average of 1.24 lakhs cases. The state of Maharashtra is one of the worst affected states so far with 55,411 cases recorded in a single day. Maharashtra has now 5, 36,682 active cases. The recovery rate is 82% and the sampled test has gone up to 2.81,235 as per the state health department. Amidst the rising cases, the state announced partial to total lockdown through the week with daytime restrictions and night curfews. It is possible that the state might announce a 15 days lockdown starting from 12th April to break the chain of the virus.

Last week, the Chief Minister of Maharashtra, Uddhav Thackeray announced to impose a complete lockdown across the state on the weekend starting from 8 pm on Friday effective till 7 am on Monday. The cabinet announced that only essential services will be permitted. Moreover, section 144 and night curfew are to be imposed on regular weekdays.

According to the guidelines, all religious places, cinema theatres, museums, parks, etc. will be closed for public gatherings. Restaurants will be allowed only to take away and parcel services and all the office employees will have to work from home.

Anmol Ambani, director of The Reliance Capital, son of Reliance Group Chairman Anil Ambani has lashed out recently on these restrictions imposed by the state of Maharashtra on the running of the business amidst the surge in Covid-19 cases. The 29 years old who has around 37K followers on the social media platform Twitter, has hit out at the Maharashtra authorities with a series of tweets terming that “Professional ‘actors’ can continue shooting their films. Professional ‘cricketers’ can play their sport late into the night. Professional ‘politicians’ can continue their rallies with masses of people. But your business or work is not ESSENTIAL. Still don’t get it?”

He further wrote “What does essentially even mean? Each individual work is essential to them. He tweeted this with the hashtag scandemic.

Anmol Ambani’s tweets reflect that the government should not prioritize people according to their jobs, since all the jobs are equally important.

His tweets further said that lockdowns are key in continuing and enabling the greatest wealth transfer in human history. He also said that it should not be mistaken that it is inefficient governance, instead, it is a well-coordinated thought-out set of policies designed to enable a new world order to be brought in. The perfect opportunity to usher in the fourth industrial revolution.

He even said that the losses of the common man are gains of the wealthiest. That the closure of brick-and-mortar benefits digital and e-commerce. The farmer and his soil being corporatist and colonized. Data and privacy harvested and sold to new age empires.

He further tweeted with a series of pictures saying we are expected to aimlessly stare at our screens through which these people are selling fear and it is keeping us weak and scared. And they are selling us Entertainment to keep us dumb, distracted and passive from seeing the inconvenient truth.

He has further posted a series of tweets that says that lockdown has destroyed the backbone of our society and economy. And he also tweeted that lockdowns are about control and a part of a much larger sinister plan to control every aspect of your lives. It has huge psychological damage to the children growing up through this madness and are being programmed to believe this is normal. The lockdowns have destroyed and diminished our health by closing gyms, sports complexes, and playgrounds. He mentioned that exercise, sunlight, and fresh air are some of the strongest pillars of good and strong health and the lockdown has snatched it away.

He questioned that why everything was allowed but business was shut.

With a very unpopular opinion and a very different stand on the scenario, he said that lockdowns are not about health but more about control which a country like China follows.

Anmol Ambani’s unpopular opinion will make you think hard.

 

Mugdha Joglekar

Intern, Goa Chronicle

DISCLAIMER: This article reflects author’s view point. Goa Chronicle may or may not subscribe to views of the author

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