One of the most important issues discussed at the meeting concerned the jury examinations. Raj Thackeray noted that students in grades 10 and 12 should be promoted without exam. “We have no idea of the mental trauma these children are facing during this pandemic. Just like other students, students in grades 10 and 12 should also be promoted,” he added.
Thackeray also suggested improving health infrastructure. “Despite the availability of space in many hospitals, patients with COVID-19 are not receiving beds. At that point, the government should adopt a strict policy. Patients need to get beds, ”said Raj Thackeray.
He said people in the state are suffering because of covid-19 patients from other states. “The number of covid-19 cases in the state is increasing. I asked the Chief Minister why this covid-19 surge is only seen in Maharashtra. The truth must be told to the people. As Maharashtra is an industrial state, the number of people coming from outside is huge. We are not aware of any reported cases from other states such as West Bengal. People come from outside states and there is no count of covid-19 patients from outside states in Maharashtra. Once the numbers were counted, we would know how many numbers are coming from other states, ”Raj Thackeray said.
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He also asked the CM to allow traders to open their stores at least twice a week. “I told the CM that the government says small businesses should keep production, but if there are no sales, what about their products? Therefore, stores should be allowed for sale at least 2-3 days a week, ”Raj Thackeray asked.
Speaking of bank loans, he said: “Borrowers suffer because of the continued pressure from banks to pay off loans. As industries are closed, jobs are gone, how people are going to pay loans. The government should discuss this forced takeover with the banks. ”
Raj Thackeray demanded that electricity bills be canceled during the lockdown because production has not started, offices are closed and many people have lost their jobs. “How can people pay huge electricity bills?” He asked.
He also said the government should include contract workers on permanent jobs in municipal corporations.
He also said athletes should be allowed by the government to train and places like the gymnasium where there are no crowds should be open. Raj Thackeray said the CM assured him that he would take all these suggestions into consideration and work on them.