11 May 2020, 06:07 pm By Neha Sinha
PM Modi 5th Video Conference meeting with Chief Ministers: Highlights

Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s 5th video conference meeting with chief ministers on Monday, 11 May, over the COVID-19 crisis begun at 3 pm. Discussions are likely to revolve around a life plan after May 17, when the third phase of the national shutdown is nearing completion. The government, on Sunday, took an important step by allowing limited passenger train services beginning Tuesday, for which online reservations begin on May 11. Special trains (a total of 30 trips) will run between Delhi and 14 states.

PM Modi 5th Video Conference With CMs

PM Modl Amidst the growing cases of Corona, PM Narendra Modi is talking to Chief Ministers through video conferencing from 3 pm on Monday to get out of the lockdown implemented in the country. PM Modi will communicate with the Chief Ministers for the fifth time after the Koreana epidemic begins. Home Minister Amit Shah is in discussion with the Chief Ministers. He is listening to the Chief Ministers one by one, taking suggestions from them. According to sources, Mamta Banerjee has opposed the reinstatement of the train service. Mamta has objected to the special trains being run. This issue may also arise in the conversation with PM Modi.

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PM Modi 5th Video Conference meeting with Chief Ministers

PM Modi 5th Video Conference Highlights

- Through video conferencing of PM Modi, talks have started with the Chief Ministers. During this time many issues can be discussed. Home Minister Amit Shah, Health Minister Dr. Harsh Vardhan, and concerned officials are also present in the meeting with PM Modi.  

- In the last video conferencing, some Chief Ministers did not get a chance to speak. West Bengal CM Mamta Banerjee had also opposed it. Keeping this in mind, every Chief Minister will be given an opportunity to speak at this meeting.

- West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee takes part in the video conference with Chief Ministers over COVID19 under the Chairmanship of Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

-'Around 4,000 Indians have been brought back by 23 flights under the Vande Bharat Mission,' Union Home Ministry Joint Secretary Punya Salila Srivastava said during a press briefing.

- 'Over 5 lakh migrant workers have been sent to their home states by 468 special trains. 101 special trains were run yesterday,' Joint Secretary Punya Salila Srivastava told in a press briefing.

- PM Modi said that states are working closely with the Center. The Cabinet Secretary is in constant touch with the Secretary of State. He said that on such an occasion, proceed with a balanced strategy. PM Modi said that the guidelines will be set by the suggestions of all of you. PM Modi said that all the states have done the responsibility, the crisis will increase if two yards are loose. 

- Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that India has succeeded to a great extent in protecting itself from this crisis. States have taken responsibility, but the crisis will increase if the distance between people is reduced by two yards. Everyone played an important role in implementing lockdown. The PM said that our efforts were to remain wherever they are. But we also had to change some decisions. Do not reach the village of Coronavirus, now this is the biggest challenge. 

- There is global recognition for India’s success in handling the COVID19 pandemic and Govt of India appreciates the efforts made by all state governments in this regard. Let us stay the course as we move forward together: PM Modi in 5th video conference meeting with CMs today

- We now have reasonably clear indication as to the geographical spread of the pandemic in India, including the worst affected areas. Moreover, over the past few weeks, officials have understood operating procedures in a time such as this, right up to the district level: PM Modi

- Slowly but surely, economic activities have begun to pick up in several parts of the country. In coming days, this process will further gather steam. We must realize that fight against COVID19 has to be more focused now: PM Modi in 5th video conference meeting with CMs today

- Going forward, the road ahead should be focused on reducing the spread & ensuring that all precautions are taken by people including social distancing norms by observing ‘Do Gaj Doori’: Prime Minister Narendra Modi

- We also have to ensure that rural India remains free from this crisis: Prime Minister Modi in the 5th video conference meeting with Chief Ministers today

- As positive cases in Chennai are showing an increasing trend, don't permit train service up to May 31 in Tamil Nadu. I request you not to begin regular Air services till May 31: Tamil Nadu CM Edappadi K Palaniswami at PM Narendra Modi's video conference meeting with CMs