Maharashtra To Soon Announce Covid-19 Package To Tide Over Crisis: Ajit Pawar
Ajit Pawar, deputy chief minister of Maharashtra and leader of Sharad Pawar-led Nationalist Congress Party. (Photo: PTI)

Maharashtra To Soon Announce Covid-19 Package To Tide Over Crisis: Ajit Pawar

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Maharashtra Deputy Chief Minister Ajit Pawar on Friday said that the state government will soon announce a financial package to steer the state out of the present economic crisis caused by the Covid-19 pandemic.

Talking to reporters after inaugurating a flyover in Pimpri-Chinchwad near Pune, the senior Nationalist Congress Party leader said due to the pandemic and lockdown, all economic activity has come to a standstill, and businesses as well as jobs have been adversely impacted.

"In a nutshell, we're facing an economic crisis and we want to find a way out. The state government will soon announce a financial package and a decision in that regard will be taken in the cabinet," Pawar said.

He said that though the Centre has announced a Rs 20 lakh crore economic package, there were still differences of opinion on how much money will be given to the people. "We are also seeking help from the Centre. We have been sending correspondence and raising the issue in the prime minister's video conferencing with all the states.”

Pawar urged the youth living in the backward areas of the state to take up jobs in the industrial sector as a vacuum has been created after a large number of migrant workers returned to their home states due the lockdown.

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When asked about opposition Bharatiya Janata Party’s allegations that the Maharashtra Vikas Aghadi government has failed in handling the pandemic, he said that there was no need to bring politics into this.

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"There is no need to think about who thinks what. Today, we all should work together to steer the state out of this situation," he said.

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