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Bengaluru Considers Imposing Section 144 Over Lockdown After MPs Oppose; Reports

Amidst the states imposing lockdowns to curb the Coronavirus, Bengaluru legislators and MPs have favoured imposing Section 144 across the state over lockdown in Karnataka.


MPs Suggest Paying Poor People To Take Care of Family

As per the latest reports, Karnataka Revenue Minister R. Ashoka recently was a part of the meeting with the Chief Minister B.S. Yediyurappa. The meeting was also attended by Karnataka Pradesh Congress Committee working president R. Ramalinga Reddy with many others. The aim was to discuss the rising cases of Covid 19 and measures to curb them.

Soon after the meeting Reddy spoke to the media and said that the Congress has opposed any measures like night curfew, lockdown or partial lockdown. However, they are in complete support of imposing Section 144 which will prevent any form of gathering and hence curb the pandemic virus.

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Reddy in a statement said that they have suggested the state government to pay at least Rs 25,000 per account in the state. This would roughly account to Rs 15,000 crore. However, this amount is for the poor people to help them look after their families.
He further said that there is no need to impose any kind of lockdown. But imposing Section 144 would be appropriate as it will automatically prevent people from coming out in groups and restrict gatherings as well.

Meeting Outcome To Be Released By Tuesday

Talking about the Karnataka government, Reddy said that the meeting outcome will be released by Tuesday. He said that CM has assured them that their concerns will be addressed through all party meetings.

At the same time, Reddy said that neither Ashoka nor the Health Minister K Sudhakar have answered questions about the shortage of drugs and beds in the hospitals. Reddy said that even after everyone has had an year’s experience in tackling the pandemic, they have failed.

“But, unfortunately, they audaciously waited Covid to knock at their doors and then they woke up,” he said.

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Reddy added that the government lacks clarity on a lot of concerns and when they question them, they fail to give a proper answer.