Expressing concern over large gatherings amid the second Kovid-19 wave, Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray on Tuesday requested Prime Minister Narendra Modi to direct politicians to abstain from protests.
Thackeray raised the issue of political opposition in the Prime Minister’s meeting with the Chief Ministers of various states over the coronovirus situation.
During the meeting, Thackeray said that some politicians are playing with people’s lives and organizing protests between the second wave of Kovid-19 and requested PM Modi to intervene in the matter and those political The parties are directed to follow the Kovid-19 protocol.
He also told the Prime Minister that the state has formed a task force to ensure timely delivery and vaccination program of the coronovirus vaccine.
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Besides Thackeray, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, Gujarat CM Vijay Rupani, Rajasthan CM Ashok Gehlot, Chhattisgarh CM Bhupesh Baghel, Haryana CM Manohar Lal Khattar, Kerala CM Pinarayi Vijayan, and Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal are among those present at the meeting, being held via video conferencing.
According to the Union Health Ministry, Maharashtra has topped the list of worst affected states with 82,915 active cases and 3,172 deaths. 1,79,237 people in the state have recovered from the disease.
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