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Modi’s interaction with CMs on lockdown

Modi’s interaction with CMs on lockdown

While the second phase of lockdown is going to be ended by May 3, Prime Minister Narendra Modi interacted with Chief Ministers of various states to know about the situation.

The virtual meeting continued for 2.5 hours, in which various state CMs expressed their views on the extension of the lockdown.

Some favoured extension while others opted for the exit in a phased manner.

The Meghalaya CM favoured extension of the lockdown with restrictions on inter-state and inter-district movement and relaxation of essential and medical services.

The Puducherry CM requested for grants from central government. He urged for PPEs and other medical equipment. He also sought permission to start industries after the lockdown.

The Uttarakhand CM sought the revival of the economy to bring the situation to normalcy. He emphasized the need to start trade and business in a phased manner while easing the lives of people.

The CM of Himachal Pradesh also wanted to start economic activities in the country while barring interstate travel. State governments should be consulted while relaxing the rules between states.

The Odisha CM urged for a national standard operating procedure for the lockdown to initiate economic activities in the country. He also sought for transformative ideas by Niti Aayog. He favoured for national lockdown while allowing important activities. He requested to stop public gatherings and gatherings at religious and education institutions completely.

The CM of Bihar urged for measures to ease the lives of people in green zones. He said that the state does not have enough resources to bring back migrant workers and labourers from other states. The state government is conducting door to door screening and one-third of people have been screened in the state so far.

The Gujarat CM favoured for the extension of lockdown with relaxations in a phased manner. He requested the Centre to take a decision in the public interest and the state should abide with it.

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