Lockdown fine but Maharashtra government should help the poor: Fadnavis


Senior BJP chief Devendra Fadnavis on Sunday appealed to the folks in Maharashtra to observe the restrictions and the weekend lockdown introduced by the state government to deal with the unfold of COVID-19 instances.

The Leader of Opposition in the Legislative Assembly additionally stated the government should deal with offering monetary assist to the poor and the middle-class folks following the restrictions.

He stated the state government had collected arrears to the tune of Rs 5,000 crore from the folks for defaulting on the cost of electrical energy payments.

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  • “The government should stop this (collecting the arrears) now,” the BJP chief instructed reporters.

    The state government on Sunday introduced a weekend lockdown in the state from 8 pm on Friday to 7 am on Monday.

    Apart from the weekend lockdown, strict restrictions will come into drive from Monday 8 pm onwards below which purchasing malls, bars, eating places, small outlets will probably be open just for take-aways and parcels. Government places of work will probably be allowed to operate solely at 50 per cent of their capability.

    “Lockdown or a partial lockdown is okay. We will support the government, but it should also focus on providing financial assistance to the poor and the middle class,” Fadnavis stated.

    Citing specialists, Fadnavis stated a brand new and extra infectious pressure of coronavirus impacts the lungs of sufferers quick.

    “Awareness should be created about the nature of the precautions that need to be taken by the people because of the new strain of the virus. Why Maharashtra is the worst affected?” he requested.

    Talking about the “new strain”, the former chief minister stated that originally no signs are seen in the contaminated folks, but then the an infection spreads quick. Fadnavis additionally stated the Centre had helped all states, together with Maharashtra, in tackling the pandemic.

    “At the same time, the state government should stop blaming the Centre for its failures and stop playing politics on this issue,” he stated.

    Fadnavis stated employees of the BJP will help the folks in registration of vaccination.

    “When the chief minister calls us seeking our cooperation, we agree to it. But, at the same time, the government should stop playing politics and stop blaming the Centre for its failures,” he added.