He tweeted on Tuesday night, ‘Now that this month Boris Johnson’s visit to India has been canceled due to the second wave of Kovid and we don’t have a chief guest on Republic Day, so why not go a step further and celebrate Cancel it completely? Former Union Minister and Lok Sabha member Tharoor also said that it would be ‘irresponsible’ to call people for the parade this time.
It is noteworthy that the British Prime Minister Johnson has canceled his scheduled visit to India on Republic Day celebrations on 26 January due to the growing crisis caused by the new strain of Corona virus in his country. Officials said that Johnson spoke to Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday and regretted canceling his tour. Johnson was invited as the chief guest for the Republic Day parade on 26 January. Johnson’s government has announced a lockdown across England. This lockdown will continue until mid-February. On Tuesday, 60 thousand new cases of corona virus were reported in Britain. Significantly, a dangerous virus found in Britain has arrived. This new form of the virus has been confirmed in 71 Indians. On Wednesday, 13 new cases were reported.
The special thing is that if Johnson had come to India, he would have been the second Prime Minister to attend Republic Day after John Major. However, he hoped to come to India soon. According to his office, the PM has hoped to visit India in the first 6 months of 2021.