MUMBAI: Shiv Sena chief Sanjay Raut on Wednesday hit out on the opposition BJP for criticising the Maharashtra authorities after initially supporting it over the restrictions imposed by it to verify the unfold of COVID-19.
Speaking to reporters, Raut stated that the opposition events within the nation ought to cease indulging in politics in the course of the pandemic.
“Initially, the opposition BJP supported Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray’s plea for cooperation whereas imposing strict curbs, however now it’s criticising,” the Sena MP stated.
Each life is vital, which is why politicking must be prevented, he added.
He stated that in Gujarat, the place the BJP is in energy, the excessive court docket has ordered a lockdown, however in Maharashtra, that occasion is opposing it.
“No authorities is pleased to take such choices. Everybody should perceive that that is an emergency state of affairs,” he stated.
Alarmed by the massive rise in circumstances over the previous few days, the Maharashtra authorities on Sunday introduced a weekend lockdown and night time curfew in the course of the weekdays from Monday to April 30, along with a slew of different restrictions just like the closure of personal places of work, theatres and salons.
Moreover, prohibitory orders will likely be in drive in the course of the daytime on weekdays.
Senior BJP chief Devendra Fadnavis had on Sunday appealed to the individuals in Maharashtra to comply with the restrictions and the weekend lockdown introduced by the state authorities to sort out the unfold of COVID-19 circumstances.
Nonetheless, he wrote a letter to the chief minister on Tuesday, through which he stated, “Whenever you spoke to me about the necessity to impose strict restrictions to verify the unfold of the virus, we agreed for the reason that lockdown was for 2 days. However lockdown-like restrictions for the remaining 5 days of the week has led to unrest amongst individuals.”
“Because of the undeclared lockdown, retailers, small companies and salons will likely be affected,” he stated.