May 12, 2021

Lockdown not an answer for COVID-19 surge: Chandrakant Patil



A day after Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray requested officers to organize a plan for implementation of a lockdown, state BJP president Chandrakant Patil mentioned lockdown just isn’t an answer for the rise in circumstances of coronavirus. Speaking to reporters after assembly Pune Police Commissioner Amitabh Gupta, Patil mentioned not the one BJP, however all merchants and staff from unorganised sectors will oppose the lockdown.

“Lockdown just isn’t a solution to the growing COVID-19 circumstances within the state. If the lockdown is imposed, you (state authorities) is not going to give any bundle (for aid to affected individuals). How individuals lived within the final one yr can’t be understood by sitting inside ‘Matoshree’,” Patil mentioned.

‘Matoshree’ is the residence of CM Thackeray in Bandra space of Mumbai.

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  • Patil mentioned there isn’t a objection to nighttime curfew, however actions in the course of the day needs to be continued.

    “I’m okay with the night time curfew. No person goes out at night time. There are some individuals with you (in state authorities) who exit as they need nightlife,” the BJP chief mentioned.

    He was apparently referring to state minister Aaditya Thackeray who had pitched for the revival of nightlife in Mumbai.

    “When you actually need to impose lockdown, announce a bundle and provides Rs 5,000 monthly to each employee from the unorganised sector,” Patil mentioned.

    Testing, tracing and remedy of COVID-19sufferers are the keys to test the unfold of the viral an infection, however lockdown just isn’t a solution, he asserted.

    Requested about hypothesis in political circles that NCP chief Sharad Pawar and Union Dwelling Minister Amit Shah met in Ahmedabad on Saturday, Patil mentioned he has no particulars of it.

    “All such conferences happen routinely. Within the Indian tradition, politics is on one facet, however all of us ought to meet. Of late, such conferences have decreased in Maharashtra (amongst opponents),” he mentioned.

    Patil mentioned since Pawar and Shah had been there (in Ahmedabad), they may have met.

    The NCP shares energy in Maharashtra with the Shiv Sena and Congress.

    Requested whether or not he’s okay if the BJP and NCP come collectively, Patil mentioned no matter choice is taken by senior management of the BJP, will probably be accepted as it would at all times be within the curiosity of the social gathering.

    Patil additionally wished good well being to Pawar (80), who will bear surgical procedure at a hospital in Mumbai after it was recognized that he has gall bladder concern.