Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) president Sharad Pawar on Thursday stated the Centre has assured to assist Maharashtra the place the COVID-19 situation is presently “grim”.
In a dwell tackle on Facebook, Pawar, whose get together shares energy in Maharashtra with the Shiv Sena and Congress, stated he spoke to Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan on Wednesday and the latter assured to help Maharashtra and different states to sort out the situation.
Pawar stated the speedy unfold of the viral an infection and the rising variety of lively circumstances was a explanation for concern, and the state authorities had no choice however to impose curbs because the gravity of the situation can’t be ignored.
“The situation in Maharashtra is grim. I appeal to all stakeholders to cooperate by realising the seriousness of the situation. To protect the lives of citizens, some stringent measures are required,” the NCP chief stated.
“The Centre is also helping. I spoke to Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan yesterday regarding the situation in Maharashtra,” the NCP chief added.
Pawar stated Vardhan assured that the Centre will stand by the Maharashtra authorities and all different states to sort out the situation.
On Wednesday, Vardhan lashed out at Maharashtra and another states, accusing them of making an attempt to cowl their “failures” in containing the pandemic by making “deplorable” makes an attempt by “irresponsible” statements to distract consideration and spreading panic amongst folks.
Pawar stated well being employees in Maharashtra had been doing their finest to manage the unfold of the viral an infection.
He stated the state authorities has taken some steps, like imposing strict curbs to interrupt the virus chain, on the recommendation of consultants.
The 80-year-old chief’s feedback got here within the wake of protests from merchants and small businessmen in opposition to restrictions imposed by the state authorities.
As per the state authorities’s ‘Break the Chain’ order, all retailers beneath the non-essential class will stay closed until April 30.
The opposition BJP in Maharashtra has criticised the curbs after initially supporting the federal government’s efforts.