Clarify Reports on Total Lockdown: Shabbir

Hyderabad, April 26 (Maxim News): Former Minister Mohammed Ali Shabbir on Monday demanded that the State Government give clarity on reports / rumours of imposition of total lockdown in Telangana State from the first week of May.

Shabbir Ali, in a media statement, said that the State Government has miserably failed to prevent the spread of Coronavirus in Telangana. “Record number of fresh cases and deaths are being reported every day and the situation is going out of control with every passing hour. Chief Minister K. Chandrashekhar Rao has failed to foresee the outbreak of the second wave although the first wave and subsequent lockdown completely shattered the State’s economy. When almost all affected countries witnessed the second, third and even fourth wave of Covid-19, why Prime Minister Narendra Modi and CM KCR failed to foresee a similar situation in the country, including Telangana? They did nothing in the last one year and today we are losing thousands of our citizens to Covid-19,” he said.

The Congress leader said that the BJP Govt at the Centre was reportedly planning to impose a total lockdown from May 2 or 3. Although PM Modi has clearly started that lockdown should be the last resort, people cannot trust his words. Similarly, CM KCR, Health Minister Eatala Rajender and other officials have been making claims that there would be no night curfew in Telangana. But the night curfew was imposed without giving any advance notice. Therefore, he demanded that the State Government consult the Centre to get clarity on the proposed lockdown. “The Central and State Govt should give clarity to the people on the lockdown. In order to avoid panic, the government should mention clearly if it proposes to impose any lockdown,” he said adding that people, especially the poor and middle-class will get some time to prepare themselves for the situation. (Maxim News)

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