The Telangana government should consult the central government and get clarity on the proposed lockdown, Congress leader Mohammed Shabbir Ali said.
HYDERABAD: Former minister Mohammed Ali Shabbir on Monday demanded that the state government should come clear on the rumours that there is going to be complete lockdown in Telangana from the first week of May.
Though PM Narendra Modi has stated that lockdown should be the last resort, the talk in the public is that the central government is planning to impose a total lockdown from May 3, the Congress leader said.
CM K Chandrasekhar Rao, health minister Etala Rajender and other officials had said there would be no lockdown but night curfew was imposed without giving any advance notice, he added.
“The state government should consult the central government and get clarity on the proposed lockdown. Both the state and central governments should give clarity to the people on the lockdown,” Shabbir said adding that people, especially the poor and middle-class will get some time to prepare themselves for the situation.
Shabbir welcomed the remarks by Madras high court on the Election Commission of India holding it responsible for the second wave of Covid-19.
The same observation was applicable for Telangana State Election Commission (TSEC) too which is adamantly going ahead with municipal elections at the peak of the second wave of Covid-19, he said.
“Congress leader K Jana Reddy is all set to win the Nagarjuna Sagar by-elections. Therefore, TRS fears that it would lose any elections held after May 2. For the same reason, it was forcing the TSEC to conduct civic polls on April 30. TRS will be remembered in history for building a political empire on human corpses. People will also remember TSEC officials not as independent individuals, but puppets into the hands of the ruling TRS,” he said.