New Delhi, Apr 9: Chhattisgarh Chief Minister BhupeshBeghal on Thursday criticised Narendra Modi government over the steps taken by the latter to contain the spread of Coronavirus, saying, “Centre should have stopped all international flights at the earliest and the passengers should been quarantined compulsory. This could have prevented the spread of the Coronovirus", the Chhattisgarh Chief Minister said in a ‘special video press conference’. Referring to the Prime Minister’s scheduled meeting with Chief Ministers on April 11 over the lockdown, MrBeghal said that Union government did not seek state government’s opinion while announcing the lockdown. “Now the Centre is reaching out to the state governments for their view on lifting the lockdown”, he said, added, he had written to Modi on lifting the inter-state travel bans, which may come up during the meeting on April 11.
The Chhattisgarh Chief Minister also blamed Union government for allowing TablighiJamaat meeting in Delhi and said the meeting was happened despite prohibitory orders. “The Tablighi meeting could also not have happened. I am not giving clean chit to any organisation," he added.
Describing the steps taken to prevent the spread of COVID-19, the Chhattisgarh Chief Minister said, as soon as former Congress president Rahul Gandhi expressed concern about this issue, the state government started the preparation.(UNI)