Prime Minister Narendra Modi held video conference meeting with all the Chief Ministers and addressed Chief Ministers' views began at 3pm today. According to sources Prime Minister chaired VC with all state Chief Ministers on Monday for the fifth time after lockdown. The Video Conference meeting was scheduled at 3 PM in afternoon. The discussion held on efforts and policies to curb Covid19 pandemic, relaxations in lockdown and to revive industrial activities, a source familiar to PMO said.
Prime Minister Modi held virtual meeting via Video Conferencing with CMs and this was the fifth occasion amid lockdown. The draft of relieves to states, financial support and Medical facilitation could be discussed in Video Conference meeting on May 11 at 3 PM, source hinted.
As the number of Covid19 cases in India is surging, it is expected that all possible options on lockdown, relaxations in areas and economic boost to states could be among core areas of discussion in PM Modi's Video Conference with Chief Ministers scheduled at 3 PM. In previous VC, several states requested Central Government for financial support and relief packages to tackle financial crises at state level. From West Bengal to Chhattisgarh, Assam, Punjab & several other states have pitched for financial package from Centre in recent weeks.
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. The discussions are likely to revolve around a plan for life after 17 May, when the third phase of the nationwide lockdown is set to end. The government, on Sunday, took a major step by allowing limited passenger train services from Tuesday, for which online bookings start from 11 May. Special trains (a total of 30 journeys) will run between Delhi and 14 states.
Telangana CM- Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao has urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi not to resume the passenger train services, which were stopped as part of preventive measures to contain the spread of #coronavirus in the country, said Telangana CM's Office (CMO).
Punjab CM- Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh during video conference with PM Narendra Modi today pitched for extension of the lockdown but with a carefully crafted strategy, backed by fiscal & economic empowerment of the states, to save lives and secure livelihood.
Tamil Nadu CM- 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, said Tamil Nadu CM Edappadi K Palaniswami at PM Narendra Modi's video conference meeting with CMs.
Maharashtra CM Uddhav Thackeray- I request that if the need arises the state should be given central forces as police are under heavy pressure and their personnel are also getting infected, said Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray during video conference with Prime Minister Narendra Modi today.
West Bengal CM- When Government of India has opened almost everything including opening of land borders, starting trains & opening airports, then what is the point in continuing with further lockdown. We are together in this crisis, however, somehow West Bengal has been targeted by central government to get political mileage.
Kerala CM- States face different challenges & therefore should be given the freedom to make reasonable changes to the guidelines relating to the lockdown: Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan
PM Modi to CMs-
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’. We also have to ensure that rural India remains free from this crisis, said Prime Minister Modi in the 5th video conference meeting with Chief Ministers today.
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 focus from now.
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.