PM Modi will Interact with Chief Ministers on Monday

 

PM Modi to Interact with Chief Ministers on Monday

 

This will be the third video conference of the Prime Minister with the Chief Ministers after the spread of the COVID-19 in the country.

 

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will interact with chief ministers via video conference on Monday morning on the way ahead in the fight against the novel coronavirus, amid indications that the discussions could also focus on a graded exit from the ongoing lockdown.

This will be the third video conference of the Prime Minister with the Chief Ministers after the spread of the COVID-19 in the country.

The Centre and the state governments have been giving gradual relaxation in various fields and sectors to boost economic activities as also to provide relief to people. But some states are willing to extend the lockdown beyond May 3 to ensure that coronavirus cases remain under control.

In his monthly ‘Mann ki Baat’ radio address on Sunday, the Prime Minister said the country is in the middle of a ‘yudh’ (war) and asserted that people have to continue being careful and take precautions.

 

The CMs plan to highlight the problems of stranded migrants, and call for the restoration of inter-state transit to enable them to travel to their native places.

At the CWC meeting, former PM Manmohan Singh also stressed the need for cooperation between the Centre and states as the key to success of the fight against Covid-19.

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In the last interaction on April 11, several chief ministers had recommended extension of the 21-day lockdown by two weeks, which was slated to end on April 14 earlier.

On April 14, the prime minister had announced that the lockdown is being extended till May 3.

Before the lockdown was announced on March 24, the Prime Minister had interacted with the Chief Ministers on March 20 to discuss ways and means to check the spread of the novel coronavirus.