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COVID-19: Modi speaks to Sonia, Manmohan, other leaders

?OUR BUREAU New Delhi | Updated on April 05, 2020 Published on April 05, 2020

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As the lockdown to prevent the spread of coronavirus completed about two weeks, Prime Minister Narendra Modi interacted with senior political leaders in the country on the measures taken by the Centre.

Modi today telephoned former Presidents Pranab Mukherjee and Pratibha Patil and former Prime Ministers Manmohan Singh and Deve Gowda to discuss Covid-19.

According to Government sources, the Prime Minister also spoke to Congress president Sonia Gandhi, Samajwadi Party leaders Mulayam Singh Yadav and Akhilesh Yadav, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamta Banerjee, Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik, Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrasekhara Rao, DMK leader MK Stalin and former Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal. 

Modi had interacted with Chief Ministers of all States recently through video conference. The Opposition parties had been urging the Centre to hold discussions with all political parties on the present situation. The Congress has been accusing the Centre of starting the lockdown without any planning. “India is simply not testing enough to fight the Covid-19 virus. Making people clap & shining torches in the sky isn’t going to solve the problem,” former Congress president Rahul Gandhi said in Twitter. 

 

Published on April 05, 2020

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