The decision was taken by the Rupani government before Modi took a decision in the evening. A high level meeting was held in Gandhinagar
In a video conference between the chief ministers and Prime Minister Narendra Modi, it is learned that the chief minister has made a presentation to boost economic activities. He said it was not necessary for a complete lockdown to continue across Gujarat. With the exception of the Red Zone, including Ahmedabad and Surat, trade, industry and agriculture activities are in full swing in 156 cities and two municipalities of Gujarat. He also briefed the Prime Minister on the steps he has taken so far to prevent the spread of the corona virus. As a result, there are indications that Gujarat will stick to the decision taken by the Center in the matter of lockdown. The Rupani government is in favor of opening a lockdown with conditions. Now the biggest reliance is on what PM Modi decides. However, given the manner in which the meetings are being held in Gandhinagar, there is a good chance that the lockdown will be relaxed in the coming days.
The Chief Minister will meet the officials next date. Discussions have been held with the district-wise review of how to relax the lockdown situation after May 17 and how to take precautionary measures. Senior Ministers of State are also participating in the video conference from the respective district headquarters. Deputy Chief Minister Nitin Patel, Minister of State for Home Pradipsinh Jadeja, Chief Secretary Anil Mukim and Chief Minister’s Principal Secretary and Senior Secretaries were present in the video conference with the Chief Minister from Gandhinagar. In a video conference with the Prime Minister, the Chief Minister said that the operation was not limited to Ahmedabad, Surat, Vadodara, Rajkot, Bhavnagar and Gandhinagar. But in the coming days, efforts are being made in all these cities to ensure that all operations continue as usual. The Prime Minister’s discussion on what action to take after the completion of the lockdown-3 on May 17 did not extend to the Corona and the issue of planning to boost the economy.
It is learned that the Chief Minister has made representations to the Prime Minister that efforts should be made to resume normal operations in areas where corona infection is not present and is under control. Special efforts will have to be made for this. Life has started as usual in most of the rural areas of Gujarat. At the same time, he said, work has been started in areas including Red Zone to identify super spreaders like vegetable, milk and groceries and prevent the spread of Corona virus through them.