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PM Modi hints at extending Covid-19 lockdown at all-party meeting

8/04/2020 at 5:22 PM

New Delhi, April 8: Prime Minister Narendra Modi during a meeting with parliamentary floor leaders of both Houses on Wednesday said it didn’t seem possible that the lockdown can be lifted on April 14.

However, the PM added that he will consult the CMs before deciding the exit strategy.

The all party meeting went on for around three-and-a-half hours. PM Modi heard everyone’s concerns and spoke about the ongoing lockdown.

As per reports,  the Prime Minister said that as per the advice and information that he has been receiving it looks difficult to end the lockdown on April 14.

The interaction was held through video conferencing. Apart from PM Modi, the meeting included Ghulam Nabi Azad, leader of the opposition in Rajya Sabha, and Nationalist Congress Party head Sharad Pawar.

The floor leaders provided feedback, suggested policy measures and discussed the 21-day lockdown and the way forward, according to the statement.

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