PM Narendra Modi to address nation at 8 PM today

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PM Narendra Modi to address nation at 8 PM today
PM Narendra Modi to address nation at 8 PM today

New Delhi : Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be addressing the nation at 8 pm on Tuesday, one day after he held a video conference with the Chief Ministers of different states. This will be his fifth address to the nation since coronavirus pandemic became a serious issue for India.

On Monday, he had spoken to various Chief Ministers to discuss the exit plan from lockdown and measures to revive the economy.

“I am of the firm view that the measures needed in the first phase of lockdown were not needed during the second phase and similarly the measures needed in the third phase are not needed in the fourth,” the Prime Minister said, according to a statement released after the meeting.

Many states are in favour of easing out restrictions for companies in non-containment zones.

According to official statement, the chief ministers in their suggestions on reviving the economy have sought support to micro, small and medium enterprises, infrastructure projects such as power, easing of interest rates on loans and assured market access to agricultural produce.

PM Modi has asked the chief ministers to share by May 15 a broad strategy on how they want to deal with lockdown regime in their states.

“I request you all to share with me by May 15, a broad strategy on how each one of you would want to deal with the lockdown regime in your particular states. I want states to make a blueprint on how to deal with various nuances during and after gradual easing of the lockdown,” he said.