Daijiworld Media Network – Mangaluru (ANK)
Mangaluru, Jan 11: "Weekend curfews and lockdowns are not the solutions to tackle the pandemic," former MLA Ramanath Rai said.
Addressing the media here on Tuesday January 11, Rai said, "Lockdowns and weekend curfews will affect the public. Public has already experienced the peak of the pandemic and lost jobs, businesses due to lockdowns earlier. The government should reconsider the decision of imposing weekend curfews and lockdowns in the interest of the public. Government should come out with alternatives to tackle the pandemic."
"During the third wave, Prime Minister Modi himself took part in several election rallies. Imposing lockdowns on the public during every wave will make their lives miserable. The Yakshagana artistes are in distress due to weekend curfews. Health minister Dr Sudhakar in a statement has said inexperience led to lockdown. We have witnessed many deaths during the lockdown and also demonetization. If the government has to impose lockdowns and weekend curfews, it should be able to provide to the citizens as well," added Rai.
Reacting to MP Nalin’s statement that Congress Paadayatra was a drama, Rai countered that BJP's rally against Yettinahole was one of the biggest dramas ever.
Former District Congress president Ibrahim Kodijaal, corporator Shashidhar Hegde, Harinath and others were present.