Published: April 27, 2020 2:13:34 am
Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani on Sunday stated that some “elements” have been making an attempt to weaken the battle towards the coronavirus by spreading misinformation that the state authorities’s transfer to permit conditional opening of outlets was to facilitate Muslims throughout the month of Ramzan.
On Saturday, the state authorities had allowed standalone outlets, besides these positioned in containment zones, malls, buying complexes and those promoting tobacco merchandise, to open with 50% workers. It had additionally excluded barber outlets, magnificence parlours, eating places and motels together with outlets promoting chilly drinks.
However, on Sunday, the state authorities withdrew its resolution and declared that the relaxations will not be relevant to 4 main main cities of Ahmedabad, Surat, Vadodara and Rajkot.
Appearing on a social media platform to reply sure queries late Sunday night, Rupani stated, “Today, there is a question in the minds of some people if when the lockdown is imposed in the entire country till May 3, why is the state government hastening the relaxations.”
“The state authorities does not need to elevate the lockdown, however when these, who’re incomes their bread-n-butter on day by day foundation, are dealing with the scenario for
greater than a month, it is the obligation of the state authorities to be involved about them as properly. It is the obligation of the state authorities to be certain that the prevalence of coronavirus does not improve in the state. When trading is in the DNA of Gujarat, it is not reasonably priced that the enterprise/employment is shut for greater than a month. The Union authorities had, by way of a notification, knowledgeable that small merchants can do their enterprise. And accordingly Gujarat authorities has determined to implement the identical,” stated Rupani.
However, since Saturday the state authorities began receiving calls from businessmen demanding that the lockdown must be continued in the cities when solely six days have been left, the CM added. And so, he stated, the state authorities determined not to calm down lockdown in the 4 main cities of Ahmedabad, Surat, Vadodara and Rajkot particularly when 80% of the full circumstances in the state have been from these 4 cities.
“Some people are also raising questions if we relaxed lockdown norms to facilitate Muslims in the month of Ramzan. Friends, this is a fight against coronavirus and politics in that too? Some elements are trying to weaken the fight (against coronavirus) by spreading misinformation. But they will not succeed. For us, the safety of 6.5 crore Gujaratis is the only target. For us, there is no discrimination between Hindu-Muslim-Sikh-Isai… So, I pity those people who do not leave a chance to do politics by such illogical talks; at a time when entire human race is facing a crisis,” Rupani stated.
Rupani additional stated that the areas from the place most optimistic circumstances got here and the place curfew was imposed are Muslim dominated. He acknowledged that since these areas have been falling beneath containment zones, the norm of leisure in lockdown would not have utilized to them.
“So, I pity those people who do not leave a chance to do politics at a time when the entire human race is facing a crisis,” Rupani stated.
Speaking on another features of the COVID-19 in Gujarat, Rupani stated that the restoration ratio of sufferers in the state is round 60%.
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