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Maharashtra BJP demands financial package for weaker sections of society

Maharashtra BJP chief Chandrakant Patil said that the state government should announce a financial package for the domestic workers such as maids and other workers including owners of barbershops and rickshaw drivers.

Maharashtra BJP demands financial package for weaker sections of society
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Maharashtra Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) chief Chandrakant Patil on Wednesday alleged that the Shiv Sena-led Maha Vikas Aghadi (MVA) was not providing financial help to the weaker sections of the society who have been adversely affected by the lockdown in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic. 

Patil said that unlike the central government, the MVA government was not helping the poor and didn’t announce any financial aid to weaker sections of the society. 

He asserted that the Thackeray government should announce a financial package for the domestic workers such as maids and other workers including owners of barbershops and rickshaw drivers. 

The senior BJP leader also said that the financial package should include aid for ‘bara baluterdars’ who have traditionally contributed to the village’s economy. Patil asserted that Prime Minister Narendra Modi was helping the poor while the MVA government has not announced any package for them. 

“Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the central government are helping poor with open hands but the Thackeray government has not announced any financial aid for the workers including bara balutedars, maids, rickshaw drivers and others during the coronavirus outbreak,” he said while addressing a press conference via video conferencing. 

Patil further said that the Maharashtra government should indulge social organisation to manage asymptomatic COVID-19 patients so that the beds remain available for the patients who are in critical condition. 

“Currently, even patients with moderate symptoms have also occupied beds in big hospitals. Asymptomatic and mildly symptomatic patients should be treated in non-hospital facilities,” he added. 

Patil, who is an MLA from the Kothrud assembly constituency, said that his constituency can be turned into a para hospital if the Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC) gives permission for it. 

Meanwhile, the BJP leader also demanded the Maharashtra government to release a white paper detailing the expenses of management of the COVID-19 crisis. 

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