New Delhi: According to reports, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has asked his ministers to take charge of their states and play the role of leaders in the battle against COVID-19.
Sources told ANI that a letter from the PMO has been sent to all ministers, asking them to play an active and effective role in stemming the growing disease.
“The elected representatives have been asked to ensure that poor and underprivileged get food, that the PDS shops in their area do not run out of ration, essential commodities are available in local markets and people are not overcharged for the same,” informed one of the ministers.
The ministers who have been given charge are Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi, who will look after Jharkhand, whereas Maharashtra has been given to Nitin Gadkari and Prakash Javadekar.
Similarly, Uttar Pradesh has been given to Rajnath Singh, Mahendra Nath Pandey, Sanjeev Balyan, Krishna Pal Gurjar.
Bihar will be taken care by Ravi Shankar Prasad and Ram Vilas Paswan. Gajendra Singh Shekhawat will look after Rajasthan and Punjab.
Ever since the outbreak, PM Modi has been tirelessly engaging with his cabinet ministers and experts, and assuring citizens of all medical and financial assistance for those infected with coronavirus.