Uddhav Thackeray Says, “There Is No Need Of Army And It Will Not Come To Mumbai”

Uddhav Thackeray said, “Cops are falling sick and a few have died while fighting for us. So, we may ask for additional manpower from the Centre if required”


MUMBAI| On Friday Maharashtra’s Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray cleared the air regarding the army to be deployed in the state to break the chain of novel coronavirus instead he said the state may seek central reserve forces to provide some breadth to the cops. Uddhav also told don’t follow the rumours that there was any plan to deploy the Army in Mumbai.

The cops are working overstretch and the overworked reason being they need the central force. Mumbai police personnel were working under enormous stress for the last two months, Uddhav Thackeray said there is a need to provide them with some relief. As cops are continuously working in the forefront, till now 618 policemen in the state have infected with COVID-19.

Uddhav Thackeray said, “Many people, such as doctors, nurses, revenue officials and police personnel are working under strain. Police officers are tired due to patrolling. Some are falling sick and a few have died while fighting for us. There is also a need to give them a break. So, we may ask for additional manpower from the Centre if required to give rest to the police personnel in phases. But it doesn’t mean that we are calling the Army”.

“Rumours have been going in the last two to three days that Mumbai will be handed over to the Army and all shops will be closed. There is no need for the Army at all. I have told you earlier as well that you are the soldiers in this fight against coronavirus. You are fighting it with patience and grit. There is no need of Army and it (Army) will not come to Mumbai,” Uddhav Thackeray said while addressing the state.
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Uddhav further added, lockdown is just a “speed breaker” and has helped the state in slowing the number but unfortunately, we are unable to break the chain of the novel coronavirus. We have to follow restrictions strictly to stop the infection from spreading.

The CM of Maharashtra also express he is upset with some people as they were seen not following lockdown restriction strictly in the cities like Mumbai, he said “this only means extending the crisis”.

He added, “If lockdown restrictions are followed strictly, we can come out of the crisis as early as possible. Nobody feels happy in extending the lockdown. The lockdown is like sitting in a cage. Discipline is not being followed in some places, including Mumbai. If we are not disciplined, then it means extending the crisis”.

He also addresses the nation highlighting the tragic incident of the Aurangabad, in which 16 migrants lost their life killed after a train ran over them, He said, “I am pained… We have started arranging special trains for these migrants to transport them to their states”.

“The trains have started. Don’t believe in any rumours. I request you stay where you are and don’t panic,” he told the migrant population in the state.

On Sion incident, Uddhav Thackeray warned doctors against action if any negligence is found on the part of hospitals. He said, “I can’t tolerate negligence. I always say that the police and doctors are like God for us. Nobody should fight with them and they shouldn’t be attacked. Similarly, I want to tell the doctors that there shouldn’t be any negligence on part of hospitals. When everything is going good, don’t put us in a situation that we have to take action against you”.

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