“Cry, My Beloved Country”: P Chidambaram On PMs Lockdown Extension

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'Cry, My Beloved Country': P Chidambaram On PM's Lockdown Extension

Lockdown Extension: P Chidambaram said the country understands the compulsion for extending the lockdown

New Delhi:

“Cry, my beloved country,” veteran Congress leader P Chidambaram tweeted minutes after Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced the extension of the current lockdown to May 3 in the battle to fight coronavirus.

The former Finance Minister said the poor have been “left to fend for themselves for 21+19 days”.

He said that while the country understands the compulsion for extending the lockdown, the advice of experts like former RBI chief Raghuram Rajan, Nobel laureate Abhijit Banerjee , Jean Dreze and Prabhat Patnaik have “fallen on deaf years”.

“After taking into account all suggestions, we have decided to extend the lockdown till May 3,” PM Modi said on Tuesday morning in his 25-minute address shortly after India crossed the 10,000-mark in COVID-19 cases.

“Till April 20, each district, each state will be monitored closely to see whether the lockdown is being followed. Then we can decide on relaxing the restrictions,” said the Prime Minister, who used a traditional red and white “gamcha” or cloth towel as a mask before beginning his address.

Several other Congress leaders too criticised the Prime Minister’s address, with the party terming it as “rhetoric and hollow” on specifics. The opposition party said was no mention of a financial package or concrete steps to revive the economy that has been under severe stress since the lockdown was declared last month.

Congress spokesperson Abhishek Manu Singhvi said PM Modi’s address was like “Hamlet without the Prince of Denmark”.

“Amazing PM address. Exhortation, rhetoric, inspiration…..yet hollow on specifics! No financial package, no details, no concrete item. Neither for poor nor middle class nor industry nor businesses. Lockdown is good but cannot be end in itself! Where is single livelihood issue,” he said in a series of tweets.

Delhi Chief Minister, however, did not have any words of criticism for the Prime Minister’s speech. He said Delhi would fully implement lockdown measures announced by PM Modi to contain the COVID-19 spread.

World

19,20,708Cases

13,50,908Active

4,50,094Recovered

1,19,706Deaths

Coronavirus has spread to 185 countries. The total confirmed cases worldwide are 19,20,708 and 1,19,706 have died; 13,50,908 are active cases and 4,50,094 have recovered as on April 14, 2020 at 8:44 am.

India

10,363 1211Cases

8,988 1001Active

1,036 179Recovered

339 31Deaths

In India, there are 10,363 confirmed cases including 339 deaths. The number of active cases is 8,988 and 1,036 have recovered as on April 14, 2020 at 8:00 am.

State & District Details

State Cases Active Recovered Deaths

DistrictCases

Mumbai501

Pune130

Mumbai Suburban65

Thane31

Sangli24

Ahmednagar21

Nagpur16

Palghar8

Aurangabad8

Latur8

Raigad6

Satara5

Yavatmal4

Buldhana4

Osmanabad4

Jalgaon2

Hingoli2

Ratnagiri2

Washim1

Nashik1

Sindhudurg1

Amravati1

Kolhapur1

Jalna1

Gondia1

Details Awaited*1486

2334 349

1957 338

217

160 11

DistrictCases

South172

Central100

North66

Shahdara60

New Delhi55

South West21

West18

South East18

East14

North East9

North West5

Details Awaited*972

1510 356

1452 349

30 3

28 4

DistrictCases

Chennai150

Coimbatore60

Dindigul45

Tirunelveli36

Erode32

Tiruchirappalli30

Namakkal28

Ranipet27

Chengalpattu24

Theni24

Madurai24

Karur22

Tiruppur19

Thoothukudi17

Villupuram16

Cuddalore13

Salem12

Thiruvallur12

Thiruvarur12

Nagapattinam11

Tirupattur11

Thanjavur11

Virudhunagar11

Tiruvannamalai9

Kanniyakumari6

Kanchipuram6

Vellore5

Sivaganga5

The Nilgiris4

Ramanathapuram2

Kallakurichi2

Tenkasi2

Perambalur1

Ariyalur1

Details Awaited*483

1173 98

1104 90

58 8

11

DistrictCases

Jaipur102

Jodhpur54

Bhilwara26

Jhunjhunu23

Tonk20

Jaisalmer16

Bikaner11

Churu11

Kota10

Banswara9

Ajmer7

Dungarpur6

Dausa5

Bharatpur5

Alwar4

Udaipur4

Nagaur2

Pali2

Pratapgarh2

Dholpur1

Karauli1

Sikar1

Details Awaited*551

873 61

849 61

21

3

DistrictCases

Indore116

Bhopal70

Morena12

Jabalpur8

Ujjain8

Barwani3

Khargone3

Chhindwara2

Gwalior2

Shivpuri2

Vidisha1

Details Awaited*377

604

517

44

43

DistrictCases

Hyderabad169

Nizamabad26

Warangal Urban23

Medchal Malkajgiri16

Nalgonda13

Jogulamba Gadwal12

Ranga Reddy12

Adilabad10

Kamareddy9

Karimnagar8

Mahabubnagar8

Suryapet8

Sangareddy7

Jagitial4

Vikarabad4

Medak4

Bhadradri Kothagudem4

Nirmal4

Nagarkurnool2

Mulugu2

Jangoan2

Peddapalli2

Siddipet1

Mahabubabad1

Jayashankar Bhupalapally1

Details Awaited*210

562

446

100

16

DistrictCases

Gautam Buddha Nagar58

Agra49

Meerut32

Ghaziabad23

Lucknow21

Shamli14

Saharanpur13

Kanpur Nagar8

Sitapur8

Varanasi7

Bareilly6

Maharajganj6

Ghazipur5

Basti5

Firozabad4

Hathras4

Kheri4

Pratapgarh3

Hapur3

Jaunpur3

Bulandshahr3

Azamgarh3

Baghpat3

Rae Bareli2

Mathura2

Mirzapur2

Pilibhit2

Banda2

Prayagraj1

Auraiya1

Shahjahanpur1

Moradabad1

Kaushambi1

Barabanki1

Bijnor1

Budaun1

Hardoi1

Details Awaited*254

558 75

504 73

49 2

5

DistrictCases

Ahmadabad76

Surat18

Bhavnagar13

Gandhinagar12

Vadodara12

Rajkot9

Patan5

Porbandar3

Mahesana2

Kachchh2

Gir Somnath2

Panch Mahals1

Anand1

Sabar Kantha1

Jamnagar1

Chhotaudepur1

Morbi1

Botad1

Details Awaited*378

539

459

54 7

26

DistrictCases

Kurnool54

Spsr Nellore41

Guntur36

Krishna28

Y.s.r. Kadapa25

Prakasam22

West Godavari21

Visakhapatnam20

Chittoor17

East Godavari12

Anantapur6

Details Awaited*150

432

414

11

7

DistrictCases

Kasaragod141

Kannur49

Ernakulam22

Thiruvananthapuram15

Pathanamthitta14

Malappuram11

Thrissur11

Idukki10

Kozhikode7

Palakkad6

Kollam5

Kottayam3

Wayanad3

Alappuzha2

Details Awaited*80

379 3

178

198 19

3

DistrictCases

Srinagar33

Bandipora24

Baramulla16

Badgam9

Jammu9

Udhampur8

Kupwara5

Pulwama3

Rajauri3

Shopian3

Ganderbal2

Details Awaited*155

270 25

250 15

16 10

4

DistrictCases

Bengaluru Urban58

Mysuru34

Bidar10

Chikballapur10

Uttar Kannad10

Belagavi7

Dakshin Kannad7

Ballari6

Kalaburagi6

Bagalkot5

Bengaluru Rural5

Udupi4

Mandya3

Davangere2

Gadag1

Tumakuru1

Kodagu1

Dharwad1

Chitradurga1

Details Awaited*75

247

182

59

6

DistrictCases

Kolkata35

Howrah15

Medinipur East12

Kalimpong6

Nadia5

24 Paraganas North4

24 Paraganas South4

Hooghly4

Jalpaiguri4

Purba Bardhaman3

Medinipur West2

Paschim Bardhaman2

Darjeeling1

Details Awaited*93

190 38

147 31

36 7

7

DistrictCases

Gurugram58

Palwal21

Faridabad19

Nuh12

Rohtak11

Karnal5

Ambala4

Panipat4

Fatehabad3

Sirsa3

Panchkula2

Bhiwani2

Kaithal1

Sonipat1

Jind1

Hisar1

Charki Dadri1

Details Awaited*36

185

153

29

3

DistrictCases

S.a.s Nagar25

Shahid Bhagat Singh Nagar18

Amritsar10

Hoshiarpur7

Jalandhar6

Ludhiana5

Mansa5

Ropar3

Fatehgarh Sahib2

Pathankot2

Sas Mohali1

Moga1

Barnala1

Patiala1

Faridkot1

Kapurthala1

Details Awaited*78

167

142

14

11

DistrictCases

Siwan6

Gaya5

Patna5

Munger4

Gopalganj3

Begusarai2

Nalanda2

Saharsa2

Bhagalpur1

Lakhisarai1

Saran1

Details Awaited*33

65 1

38 1

26

1

DistrictCases

Khordha33

Bhadrak3

Cuttack2

Jajapur1

Kalahandi1

Kendrapara1

Puri1

Details Awaited*12

54

41

12

1

DistrictCases

Dehradun13

Udam Singh Nagar4

Nainital3

Almora1

Pauri Garhwal1

Details Awaited*13

35

30

5

0

DistrictCases

Solan7

Kangra3

Una3

Details Awaited*19

32

18

13

1

DistrictCases

Golaghat9

Marigaon4

Nalbari4

Dhubri3

Goalpara3

Cachar1

Hailakandi1

Kamrup1

Karimganj1

Lakhimpur1

Kamrup Metro1

South Salmara Mancachar1

Details Awaited*1

31

30

0

1

DistrictCases

Raipur5

Korba2

Bilaspur1

Durg1

Rajnandgaon1

Details Awaited*21

31

21

10

0

DistrictCases

Ranchi2

Hazaribagh1

Details Awaited*21

24 5

22 5

0

2

DistrictCases

Chandigarh18

Details Awaited*3

21

14

7

0

DistrictCases

Leh Ladakh11

Kargil3

Details Awaited*1

15

5

10

0

DistrictCases

North And Middle Andaman7

South Andamans3

Details Awaited*1

11

1

10

0

DistrictCases

North Goa5

South Goa1

Details Awaited*1

7

2

5

0

DistrictCases

Pondicherry4

Mahe1

Details Awaited*2

7

6

1

0

DistrictCases

Gomati1

Details Awaited*1

2

2

0

0

DistrictCases

Imphal West1

Thoubal1

2

1

1

0

DistrictCases

Details Awaited*1

1

1

0

0

1

1

0

0

DistrictCases

Details Awaited*1

1

1

0

0

DistrictCases

Ri Bhoi1

Details Awaited*-1

0

0

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