Skip to main content
Sabrang
Sabrang
Politics

Online petition demanding Modi's resignation gathers over 4 lakh signatures overnight!

Petition demands Modi regime's ouster from the centre after the BJP was summarily trounced in West Bengal. A Change.org petition demands that Prime Minister take responsibility for mismanagement of the escalating Covid-19 crisis

Sabrangindia 02 May 2021

Resign Modi

Social media has been trending #resignmodi for days, as citizens are felt abandoned by the government as Covid-19 crisis continues unabated. Citizens who have Covid-19, or are caretakers for family members have been appealing to social organisations, citizens groups and sending SOS on social media to help search for oxygen, hospital beds, ambulances, medicines, even food and most tragically help with cremating those succumbing to Covid-19. Many have found help and support from fellow citizens, many more have unfortunately died before help could reach.

Strangely even politicians who are on social media amplifying such SOS calls, and organising volunteers etc. are not those in power at the moment at either the state or central governments. Many belong to the Congress, some are independent and identify themselves as social workers, and even those who are a part of the Bharatiya Janata Party are not elected representatives yet.

Perhaps it is this sense of abandonment that has led over four lakh citizens to sign a Change.org petition demanding that Prime Minister Modi must resign, taking responsibility for what many citizens, and the world media, are calling a gross mismanagement of the Covid-19 emergency that India is now dealing with. 

 


The petition started by Mrunal Mathuria, who identified himself as a”concerned Indian youth” was uploaded on Change.org on May 1, by the end of May 2, it looks to cross over five lakh signatories. Appeals to sign have gone out across the country, in various whatsapp groups, on social media and as individual messages. Mathuria’s call is, “We will not back out now. This should reach the deaf ears of our Prime Minister.” 

 

In fact, in wake of the BJP's failure in West Bengal, the petitioners had updated the demand saying, "Bengal has kicked out Modi, we need to kick him out of Center

Bengal was Mamta vs Modi and while we might have differences with Mamta, but atleast it is a reason to celebrate that people have voted out Modi. Now we need move him out of Center."

He writes that the “collapsed healthcare system of the country is brutally exposed at the cost of millions of innocent lives.” And has called out the Health Ministry for “endorsing Patanjali’s Coronil as a preventive medication for Covid to the mass gatherings at Haridwar for Kumbh at a time when cases were surging rampantly, the actions and statement of Prime Minister and the Cabinet Ministers has made us think about the Government’s scientific temperament.”

According to the petition, “The Government has always been in an election frenzy mode to appease their vote bank”. He says that the “acute shortage of oxygen, hospital beds, ambulances and space in crematoria has made us question about what measures did the Government take to prepare for the second wave of Covid in the past one year.”

Mathuria highlights what he calls “heinous acts committed by our Prime Minister in the past one year”. These include:

1. Instituting a Lockdown in March 2020 without consulting ICMR appointed Covid Task Force scientists.

2. Did not use the lockdown time to sustainable build up the nation's healthcare infrastructure and removed insurance cover

3. His administration offered little in the way of support for those who lost their job or income as a result of restrictions;

4. Rather than taking advantage of low case counts in prior months, his government offered an air of triumphalism

5. Allowed enormous religious festivals and crowded sporting competitions to go ahead.

6. Held mass election rallies cum super-spreader events

7. His administration blamed minority groups for outbreaks

8. Arrested questioning journalists.

9. Demanded Facebook & Twitter delete posts critical of the administration

10.  Invoked Draconian colonial era laws like Epidemic Diseases Act of 1897 to give power to state govts to enforce stringent lockdown measures at their whim.

He appeals that it is time that the nation should “leave our differences aside, come together and firmly demand resignation from our Prime Minister to save India from current and future mishaps.” As the petition stated by Mrunal Mathuria continues to gather pace, people are sharing reasons for signing such as, “He has only made so many promises and delivered none..His divide and rule attitude has brought a lot of unrest among religions,state,and people in general.” 

Mrunal Mathuria has updated that he has been getting hate messages on social media as his petition is gathering lakhs of signatures. “We won't back down despite the trolling and the hate I am getting on my social media profiles” he posted an update. His petition also has over 28,123 comments and counting. “We won't stop! Modi must bend,” stated Mathuria. The petition may be viewed and signed here

Meanwhile, #ResignModi has been one of the top trending Hashtags on Twitter as over the past few days. Facebook too had many such posts but soon it blocked posts tagged #ResignModi. The posts were restored hours later, as a controversy erupted over government’s requests to remove social media content critical of the way the Covid crisis is being handled. Later, Facebook claimed that it barred the hashtag by “mistake” a Facebook spokesperson was quoted by the media stating, "We temporarily blocked this hashtag by mistake, not because the Indian government asked us to, and have since restored it." 

 

Related:

Enough is enough: Delhi HC after 8 Covid patients dead

We have ensured nobody was left without oxygen in the country: Centre to Delhi HC

Are UP hospitals facing oxygen shortage despite CM’s claims?

UP: Covid crisis claims at least 706 primary teachers and kin owing to election duty!

Gujarat: 18 Covid patients killed in Bharuch hospital fire!

Online petition demanding Modi's resignation gathers over 4 lakh signatures overnight!

Petition demands Modi regime's ouster from the centre after the BJP was summarily trounced in West Bengal. A Change.org petition demands that Prime Minister take responsibility for mismanagement of the escalating Covid-19 crisis

Resign Modi

Social media has been trending #resignmodi for days, as citizens are felt abandoned by the government as Covid-19 crisis continues unabated. Citizens who have Covid-19, or are caretakers for family members have been appealing to social organisations, citizens groups and sending SOS on social media to help search for oxygen, hospital beds, ambulances, medicines, even food and most tragically help with cremating those succumbing to Covid-19. Many have found help and support from fellow citizens, many more have unfortunately died before help could reach.

Strangely even politicians who are on social media amplifying such SOS calls, and organising volunteers etc. are not those in power at the moment at either the state or central governments. Many belong to the Congress, some are independent and identify themselves as social workers, and even those who are a part of the Bharatiya Janata Party are not elected representatives yet.

Perhaps it is this sense of abandonment that has led over four lakh citizens to sign a Change.org petition demanding that Prime Minister Modi must resign, taking responsibility for what many citizens, and the world media, are calling a gross mismanagement of the Covid-19 emergency that India is now dealing with. 

 


The petition started by Mrunal Mathuria, who identified himself as a”concerned Indian youth” was uploaded on Change.org on May 1, by the end of May 2, it looks to cross over five lakh signatories. Appeals to sign have gone out across the country, in various whatsapp groups, on social media and as individual messages. Mathuria’s call is, “We will not back out now. This should reach the deaf ears of our Prime Minister.” 

 

In fact, in wake of the BJP's failure in West Bengal, the petitioners had updated the demand saying, "Bengal has kicked out Modi, we need to kick him out of Center

Bengal was Mamta vs Modi and while we might have differences with Mamta, but atleast it is a reason to celebrate that people have voted out Modi. Now we need move him out of Center."

He writes that the “collapsed healthcare system of the country is brutally exposed at the cost of millions of innocent lives.” And has called out the Health Ministry for “endorsing Patanjali’s Coronil as a preventive medication for Covid to the mass gatherings at Haridwar for Kumbh at a time when cases were surging rampantly, the actions and statement of Prime Minister and the Cabinet Ministers has made us think about the Government’s scientific temperament.”

According to the petition, “The Government has always been in an election frenzy mode to appease their vote bank”. He says that the “acute shortage of oxygen, hospital beds, ambulances and space in crematoria has made us question about what measures did the Government take to prepare for the second wave of Covid in the past one year.”

Mathuria highlights what he calls “heinous acts committed by our Prime Minister in the past one year”. These include:

1. Instituting a Lockdown in March 2020 without consulting ICMR appointed Covid Task Force scientists.

2. Did not use the lockdown time to sustainable build up the nation's healthcare infrastructure and removed insurance cover

3. His administration offered little in the way of support for those who lost their job or income as a result of restrictions;

4. Rather than taking advantage of low case counts in prior months, his government offered an air of triumphalism

5. Allowed enormous religious festivals and crowded sporting competitions to go ahead.

6. Held mass election rallies cum super-spreader events

7. His administration blamed minority groups for outbreaks

8. Arrested questioning journalists.

9. Demanded Facebook & Twitter delete posts critical of the administration

10.  Invoked Draconian colonial era laws like Epidemic Diseases Act of 1897 to give power to state govts to enforce stringent lockdown measures at their whim.

He appeals that it is time that the nation should “leave our differences aside, come together and firmly demand resignation from our Prime Minister to save India from current and future mishaps.” As the petition stated by Mrunal Mathuria continues to gather pace, people are sharing reasons for signing such as, “He has only made so many promises and delivered none..His divide and rule attitude has brought a lot of unrest among religions,state,and people in general.” 

Mrunal Mathuria has updated that he has been getting hate messages on social media as his petition is gathering lakhs of signatures. “We won't back down despite the trolling and the hate I am getting on my social media profiles” he posted an update. His petition also has over 28,123 comments and counting. “We won't stop! Modi must bend,” stated Mathuria. The petition may be viewed and signed here

Meanwhile, #ResignModi has been one of the top trending Hashtags on Twitter as over the past few days. Facebook too had many such posts but soon it blocked posts tagged #ResignModi. The posts were restored hours later, as a controversy erupted over government’s requests to remove social media content critical of the way the Covid crisis is being handled. Later, Facebook claimed that it barred the hashtag by “mistake” a Facebook spokesperson was quoted by the media stating, "We temporarily blocked this hashtag by mistake, not because the Indian government asked us to, and have since restored it." 

 

Related:

Enough is enough: Delhi HC after 8 Covid patients dead

We have ensured nobody was left without oxygen in the country: Centre to Delhi HC

Are UP hospitals facing oxygen shortage despite CM’s claims?

UP: Covid crisis claims at least 706 primary teachers and kin owing to election duty!

Gujarat: 18 Covid patients killed in Bharuch hospital fire!

Related Articles

Sunday

03

Jan

Pan-India

Saturday

05

Dec

05 pm onwards

Rise in Rage!

North Gate, JNU campus

Thursday

26

Nov

10 am onwards

Delhi Chalo

Pan India

Theme

Stop Hate

Hate and Harmony in 2021

A recap of all that transpired across India in terms of hate speech and even outright hate crimes, as well as the persecution of those who dared to speak up against hate. This disturbing harvest of hate should now push us to do more to forge harmony.
Taliban 2021

Taliban in Afghanistan: A look back

Communalism Combat had taken a deep dive into the lives of people of Afghanistan under the Taliban regime. Here we reproduce some of our archives documenting the plight of hapless Afghanis, especially women, who suffered the most under the hardline regime.
2020

Milestones 2020

In the year devastated by the Covid 19 Pandemic, India witnessed apathy against some of its most marginalised people and vilification of dissenters by powerful state and non state actors. As 2020 draws to a close, and hundreds of thousands of Indian farmers continue their protest in the bitter North Indian cold. Read how Indians resisted all attempts to snatch away fundamental and constitutional freedoms.
Migrant Diaries

Migrant Diaries

The 2020 COVID pandemic brought to fore the dismal lives that our migrant workers lead. Read these heartbreaking stories of how they lived before the pandemic, how the lockdown changed their lives and what they’re doing now.

Campaigns

Sunday

03

Jan

Pan-India

Saturday

05

Dec

05 pm onwards

Rise in Rage!

North Gate, JNU campus

Thursday

26

Nov

10 am onwards

Delhi Chalo

Pan India

Videos

Communalism

Hate, Arms, Shrine Takeovers: Is Hindutva extremism at its peak in Karnataka?

WATCH: In this SabrangIndia Exclusive show called 'Column 9', journalist & activist Shivasundar talks about the journey of Hindutva Extremism, from fringe groups to the center, in Karnataka, which is arguably empowered and emboldened by the legislative and judiciary, simultaneously.

Communalism

Hate, Arms, Shrine Takeovers: Is Hindutva extremism at its peak in Karnataka?

WATCH: In this SabrangIndia Exclusive show called 'Column 9', journalist & activist Shivasundar talks about the journey of Hindutva Extremism, from fringe groups to the center, in Karnataka, which is arguably empowered and emboldened by the legislative and judiciary, simultaneously.

IN FACT

Analysis

Stop Hate

Hate and Harmony in 2021

A recap of all that transpired across India in terms of hate speech and even outright hate crimes, as well as the persecution of those who dared to speak up against hate. This disturbing harvest of hate should now push us to do more to forge harmony.
Taliban 2021

Taliban in Afghanistan: A look back

Communalism Combat had taken a deep dive into the lives of people of Afghanistan under the Taliban regime. Here we reproduce some of our archives documenting the plight of hapless Afghanis, especially women, who suffered the most under the hardline regime.
2020

Milestones 2020

In the year devastated by the Covid 19 Pandemic, India witnessed apathy against some of its most marginalised people and vilification of dissenters by powerful state and non state actors. As 2020 draws to a close, and hundreds of thousands of Indian farmers continue their protest in the bitter North Indian cold. Read how Indians resisted all attempts to snatch away fundamental and constitutional freedoms.
Migrant Diaries

Migrant Diaries

The 2020 COVID pandemic brought to fore the dismal lives that our migrant workers lead. Read these heartbreaking stories of how they lived before the pandemic, how the lockdown changed their lives and what they’re doing now.

Archives