In a letter to Madhya Pradesh CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan, BJP MLA Narayan Tripathi suggested a month-long statewide lockdown to contain the spread of Covid and said the ‘tamasha’ of virtual meetings won’t solve problems.
Madhya Pradesh CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan (Photo: PTI)
Amid rising coronavirus cases in the state, BJP leaders in Madhya Pradesh are unhappy with Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan’s handling of the pandemic. With the second wave of infections devastating parts of the state, BJP MLA Narayan Tripathi wrote a letter to CM Chouhan.
In the letter, the legislator from Satna district, said the ‘tamasha’ of conducting virtual meetings won’t solve the ongoing situation.
He also urged the MP government to impose a month-long lockdown to curb the transmission of the virus. Hospitals across the country, including in Madhya Pradesh, have been struggling to cope with the sharp surge in moderate-severe cases of infection.
Tripathi’s letter comes at a time when the state has been reporting more than 12,000 cases each day.
Last week, Madhya Pradesh reported 12,662 Covid cases and 94 deaths recorded in a single day. The worst hit districts in the state are Bhopal and Indore.
Looking at the current state of affairs, the BJP MLA also asked the state government to conduct door-to-door testing and expedite the vaccination drive in Madhya Pradesh.
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