The Puducherry Chief Minister, Mr. V Narayanasamy, said on Monday that most CMs participating in the meeting with the Prime Minister told him that the lockdown should continue and a cautious approach be followed while finalising relaxations to economic activity since COVID19 cases are rising.
'Most CMs were unanimous that a cautious approach is needed on the lockdown issue since COVID-affected persons are increasing. Most CMs told the PM that the lockdown should continue and economic activities should be started gradually,' Mr. Narayanasamy said.
He said he personally told the government that the lockdown call would be that of the Centre. 'I also told the PM that activities should be started under stipulated conditions,' he said.
The Puducherry CM said Mr. Modi praised the Rajasthan CM, Mr. Ashok Gehlot, for active contact tracing and containment efforts on COVID 19 and also lauded Odisha’s efforts.
He said the PM did not respond to the demand for economic package which some CMs raised nor was a solution given to the challenge on the migrant labour front.
Only nine CMs made presentations at the meeting — those of Meghalaya, Mizoram, Puducherry, Uttarakhand, Himachal, Odisha, Bihar, Gujarat and Haryana.