Lockdown Extension: PM Modi gives big signal in all-party meeting, lockdown may increase in the country
In the meeting, PM Modi indicated to increase the lockdown in the country. The PM, meanwhile, said that he would again speak to the CMs of all states on April 1
9th April, 2020
The stance of most states is clear that the lockdown should increase, with the Center strongly considering it necessary to implement the lockdown, while political parties have left the decision to the Center. It is clear that the lockdown will not end on 14 April. Rather it will be more strictly applicable in some areas.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi, in an all-party meeting on Wednesday, described the current crisis as a situation of social emergency and called for a tough decision. He also clarified that the situation before and after Corona will not remain the same. This is a big crisis and the whole country will have to fight unitedly. In the meeting of floor leaders of the Parliament through video conferencing, all parties including Congress have also blocked the scope of political dispute by giving the Prime Minister a blank check on this issue, while promoting the lockdown.
Amazing solidarity seen in all parties
Expressing happiness over the tremendous solidarity seen in all the parties, the Prime Minister also expressed happiness that it shows the constructive and positive politics of our democracy. PM Modi gave an indication of increasing the lockdown, at the end of a meeting with leaders of all parties of both houses of Parliament, through video conferencing for about four and a half hours. It is believed that this extension could be from two to two weeks.
The world is facing a serious challenge of Kovid-19
The Prime Minister said that the world is facing a serious challenge of Kovid-19 and it is an epoch-making event in human history. Despite the lack of resources, India is one of the few countries where we have kept the pace of corona spread so far. The Prime Minister also appreciated the efforts of the State Governments working closely with the Center in this fight.
Congress said - no fight for government and opposition here
Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad was the first to say that the lockdown seems to be successful in controlling the corona and if the government wants to increase it then consult the states and take appropriate decision. The Congress will remain with this decision, but care must be taken to ensure that the farmers and laborers do not face further trouble in the lockdown. Azad raised the issue of increasing the number of corona tests, providing sufficient number of PPE and other equipment to medical personnel, and immediately releasing the pending money of the states. Ghulam Nabi Azad also said that there is no fight of government and opposition here, but we all have a common fight against the epidemic.
MPs gave suggestions in all-party meeting
DMK's TR Balu, CPM's E Karim and Toonamool Congress's Sudeep Bandhopadhyay also raised the demand for immediate GST states' pending GST to fight Corona. These parties also said that if the government wants to suspend the MP fund for two years, then it should be ensured that the MPLAD amount of all MPs of a state gets to that state. BJD's Pinaki Mishra, in view of the deepening economic crisis from Corona, told the government the urgent need for a big package for all sectors ranging from poor, laborers and salaried and said that the government's relief package of about two lakh crore rupees is not enough yet. . LJP leader Chirag Paswan suggested eliminating the lockdown in a phased manner and not allowing inter-state transport for some time.
Many states had appealed to increase the lockdown
UP Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, Telangana CM Chandrashekhar Rao, Madhya Pradesh CM Shivraj Singh Chauhan urged to increase the lockdown. It is believed that now PM Modi can take a decision on the lockdown after another meeting with the country's CM.
15 district seals of U.P.
Amid lockdown, a big news is also coming from UP. The UP government will seal 15 districts of the state. During this period, only home delivery and medical teams will be allowed to travel in these districts. State Chief Secretary RK Tiwari said that this decision has been taken by the UP government to stop the community spread.
The districts for which this decision has been taken are Lucknow, Noida, Ghaziabad, Kanpur, Varanasi, Shamli, Meerut, Bareilly, Bulandshahar, Firozabad, Maharajganj, Sitapur, Saharanpur. These cities have seen more positive cases of corona. In which more cases are from Noida.
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