Thursday, April 25, 2024

Amit Shah Briefs PM On Talks With CMs, Decision On Lockdown 5.0 Likely Tomorrow

A day after he spoke with chief ministers of all states and union territories, Home Minister Amit Shah called on Prime Minister Narendra Modi to brief him on the outcome of his talks.

The meeting between the PM and his no. Two come just two days before the Lockdown 4 and is to end on May 31 and it is believed that held detailed discussions on extension of the coronavirus lockdown.

According to reports, Shah is said to have told the PM that he deduced from his talks with the CMs that many were in favour of extending the lockdown, but were looking at further relaxations on various economic activities. The decision on the lockdown is expected to be announced in the next two day.

It is being said that many states,  quite a few of them ruled by the BJP, are in favour of the lockdown extension for the fifth time due to increase in novel coronavirus cases in the wake of return of migrant workers from different states and Indians stuck abroad.

On Thursday, Amit Shah held telephonic talks with Chief Ministers of different states as to how successful the fourth phase of the nationwide lockdown had been and what all were the expectations and demands of the states.

He held separate discussions with Chief Minister of his Bharatiya Janata Party-led governments in the states.

The sources said most of the Chief Ministers favoured lockdown extension for two more weeks, with focus on containment zones and normalisation of activities in other zones. The Goa Chief Minister wanted a 15-day extension.

The sources said that the Ministry of Home Affairs was busy devising the strategy to be adopted in the fifth phase of the lockdown in the background of the feedback received from different Chief Ministers.

-India Legal Bureau


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