IN the wake of the series of instructions given by the High Court of Telangana, Government has imposed 10 days of lockdown in the state. The Cabinet of Chief Minister K.Chandrashekhar Rao met on Tuesday in Hyderabad and decided to impose 10 days of lockdown in the state.
Before taking the decision, Mr.Rao had reviewed the merits and demerits of imposing lockdown. In the past review meetings held with higher officials of the concern departments, Mr.Rao has stated that there would not be many benefits by enforcing the lockdown, which will affect the common public, as well as the state economy. The chief secretary of the government also expressed the same opinion on this issue before the Chief Minister.
Apart from the merits and demerits of the lockdown, in the perception of the government, there was huge pressure on the government, to decide on enforcing lockdown in the state, from the few sections which are more concerned about the devastating situation caused by the horrendous virus. Even after many State governments in the country had imposed lockdown in their respective state, but the Telangana Government was await to see the Covid19 situation and its spread.
The scenario changed after PM Call
There are some reports, which claim, Prime Minister Narendra Modi might have insisted on Mr.Rao, for the lockdown in the state. Because in the past one week Mr.Modi had telephonic conversations with Mr.Rao. twice. Even after the first conversation, the state government was confident enough to tackle the Covid situation in the state. But, when Mr.Rao spoke to Mr.Modi, the second time, on Sunday, the consequences changed. There are some reports that Mr.Modi might have insisted Mr.Rao, enforce lockdown in the state of Telangana, by which the majority of the states in India would be under lockdown list.
Telangana Government gives exemptions
After the decision of the state Cabinet came out, the government has issued certain guidelines to follow during the 10 days lockdown period. All the emergency services are exempted from the restrictions. People can go out from 6 am to 10 am, only to purchase groceries and daily needs.