Maharashtra CM Telling People What to Do to Avoid Lockdown and Nighttime Curfew – News from India

Maharashtra Prime Minister Uddhav Thackeray said people will need to wear a face mask for at least six more months to stay protected from the Covid-19 pandemic. He said residents should follow Covid appropriate behavior to avoid imposing restrictions such as curfew and lockdown, and urged them to learn from the UK and European countries that have re-imposed lockdowns to contain the pandemic.

“Recently, the Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan said that people must wear masks even after vaccination with Covid-19. In my view, wearing a mask is required for at least six months. Use masks in public places for your family and for society at large. Masks can protect us from the pandemic. We have to be vigilant when we greet the New Year, ”Thackeray said in his live address to the people of the state.

He said he did not believe in imposing a lockdown or curfew as suggested by the experts. “I have received suggestions from experts on how to put a curfew or lockdown before the new year, but I don’t think it’s necessary. We have learned what to do and what will happen if certain things from the past are not followed when the danger is not over yet, ”said the Prime Minister.

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He also took photos with the central government for allegedly “obstructing” the relocation of the Metro 3 dealership from the Aarey colony in Goregaon to Kanjurmarg.

He said it would be inappropriate for both the center and the state to start stopping each other’s projects. “Why are you doing this?” He asked, referring to a petition the Center had filed in the Bombay Supreme Court claiming ownership of the Kanjurmarg Conspiracy. Thackeray called on the opposition party, Bharatiya Janata, to resolve the impasse, claiming that his government’s decision was in the interests of the people and not to satisfy their own ego.

He stated that the state government had decided to choose the Kanjurmarg property to build a larger car shed with two additional lines. “The size of the property in Kanjurmarg is 40 hectares, while in Aarey we only got 25 hectares. To expand the project, we will need more land after 25 to 50 years. We can also build car sheds for three lines in Kanjurmarg, e.g. B. Metro-3, 4 and 6. Now tell me whether the decision to move the car shed to Kanjurmarg is to satisfy my ego or in the interests of the people, ”he asked.

Thackeray said the salt commissioner, who works under the central government, filed a petition with the Supreme Court claiming ownership of the Kanjurmarg property.

“Why are you doing this? The problem could have been solved by sitting together. The property is neither my personal nor your property. It is the property of the people and it would have been better if we could use it for them,” he said.

“It would be inappropriate for the two of us to start hindering projects that we have taken on. I urge the opposition (BJP) to initiate and resolve. I am ready to do you the honor. I’m not doing this for my ego, ”Thackeray said.

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The state government and the central governments are in a dispute over the relocation of the dealership for the Metro 3 line to Kanjurmarg. The state government decided in October to scrap the subway shed in the Aarey Milk Colony and move it to Kanjurmarg. It was also decided to integrate the Metro-3 (Colaba-Bandra-Seepz) and Metro-6 (Swami Samarth Nagar-Vikhroli) lines.

In response to Thackeray’s appeal, BJP spokesman Keshav Upadhye said the prime minister was still misleading the people.

“CM Thackeray does not reveal the concerns of the committee, led by Manoj Saunik, additional chief secretary of the finance department, regarding the relocation of the Metro-3 dealership from the Aarey colony. Where is the techno-economic feasibility study of the Kanjurmarg property? How can the problem be solved if the prime minister is not telling people the truth? He (Uddhav Thackeray) made it an ego problem and that’s why he decided to move the car shed to Kanjurmarg, ”said Upadhye.