Prime Minister Narendra Modi to hold a meeting with the Chief Ministers of all states this 16th and 17th, amid a raise in the Coronavirus cases across the country.
This will be the first interaction ever since Unlock-1 was declared.
Sources said that the States and Union Territories could be divided into two slots for the two-day virtual meeting with the PM. On June 16, the Prime Minister is scheduled to hold a video conference with Chief Ministers of 21 states and UTs including Punjab, Assam, Kerala, Uttarakhand, Jharkhand, Chhattisgarh, Tripura, Himachal Pradesh, Chandigarh, Goa, Manipur, Nagaland, Ladakh, Puducherry, Arunachal Pradesh, Meghalaya, Mizoram and Sikkim.
In the second round of video conference on June 17, the Prime Minister will speak to 15 chief ministers including Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu, Delhi, Gujarat, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, West Bengal, Karnataka, Bihar, Andhra Pradesh, Haryana, Telangana and Odisha.
The second round will be very crucial as a large number of cases have been reported from Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu and Gujarat.
The lockdown, enforced on March 25, was originally supposed to end on April 14. It was then extended to May 3, and then again to May 17. The lockdown 5.0 will come to an end on June 30.
Home Minister Amit Shah spoke to all the Chief Ministers over telephone in the last week of May.
Inputs from Vuha Kunapareddy