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Jun 10, 2020

Decision of lockdown taken by PM Modi played important role to control spread of COVID-19: Ravi Shankar Prasad

Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad has said that the time-bound decision of lockdown taken by Prime Minister Narendra Modi has played an important role in controlling the spread of COVID 19 epidemic in the country.

He was addressing a Virtual Rally of Shimla parliamentary constituency from New Delhi today. The Union Minister said that fifteen countries of the world which were most affected by novel Coronavirus have reported about 4,04,396 deaths due to COVID19 pandemic whereas India on the other hand has registered 7745 Corona deaths.

He said, despite a large population, India has been able to control the pandemic. He further stated that the Union Government has not only announced a 1.70 lakh crore rupees package for the poor but has also announced the world's biggest economic package of 20 lakh crore rupees for the revival of the dwindled economy of the country due to the pandemic. He said that 11 lakh crore rupees have been transferred to bank accounts of eligible poor under various schemes during the last about six years. Mr Prasad also congratulated Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Jairam Thakur for being adjudged as the  ‘Best Chief Minister’ of the country by an independent agency.

Mr Thakur while addressing the virtual rally from the state capital Shimla said leaders of the most powerful nations of the world have now acknowledged the strong leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi. He stated that Nation is safe and secure under the leadership of Mr Modi and India has regained its old glory under his able leadership. He also mentioned how the HP government was able to manage to bring back 1.80 lakh stranded people of the state from various parts of the country successfully. He said, the state government has made elaborate arrangements to contain the spread of COVID-19. The Chief Minister also administered the ‘Sankalp’ oath on the occasion.

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