Hyderabad: Chief Minister K Chandrashekhar Rao has urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to give clarity on the Lockdown issue, as rumours are afloat that there would be one more lockdown in the country.
Responding to the CM’s request, the PM made it clear that in the country now the lockdown period was over and the unlock down period had begun. The CM spoke at PM Modi’s video conference here on Wednesday.
“There is a rumour going on that lockdown may be once again imposed in the country. When it is known that the PM is talking to the CM’s via videoconference, people are speculating that there will be a lockdown imposition announcement there.
I have been telling people that the PM will not take lockdown decisions without talking to all the CMs. Please give a clarity on this issue,” Sri KCR urged the PM. Sri Modi responded to this.
“There will not be any lockdown in the country. The four phases of lockdown are over. Unlock down1.0 is going on now. We all should discuss what to do about unlock 2.0 issue,” the PM made it amply clear. In this context, the CM explained to the PM measures taken by the state government to contain the spread of Corona.
The Chief Minister said that the State Government was making all efforts to contain the Corona virus in the State. “Corona is under control in the State. Death rate is also registering a low percentage. We are confident that with the efforts put in by both the Centre and states, we will register a decisive victory over Corona.
Corona cases are reported in Hyderabad and neighbouring districts. We are also putting strong efforts in these areas to contain the spread. I am confident that within days the spread would be under control. Normal life is emerging now. Migrant workers, Hamalis, and laborers from various states are getting ready to work in other states. We have to provide facilities for them.
The entire country is one and everyone should have the facility to work anywhere in the country. Hamalis from Bihar are ready to come back to Telangana,” the CM told the PM.
On the reports that Bihar CM Nitish Kumar is not allowing workers from his state to travel to Telangana, the CM reacted albeit in a lighter vein. “Nitish Ji we are taking care of Hamalis coming from your State very well. Our Chief secretary is also a Bihari. Please send the Hamalis,” the CM