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.Updated: 11 Aug 2020, 12:22 PM IST
- The Chief Ministers of Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh, Bihar, Gujarat, Uttar Pradesh, Telangana, Punjab, Tamil Nadu, Karnataka and West Bengal are attending the meeting
- Defence Minister Rajnath Singh is also attending the meeting.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi is holding a video conference meeting with Chief Ministers of various states to discuss the situation arising out of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Uttar Pradesh CM Yogi Adityanath, Tamil Nadu CM EK Palaniswami, West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee, Punjab CM Amarinder Singh, Telangana CM K Chandrasekhar Rao, Maharashtra CM Uddhav Thackeray, Gujarat CM Vijay Rupani and Bihar CM Nitish Kumar are present in the meeting.
Defence Minister Rajnath Singh is also attending the meeting.
The meet assumes significance as these 10 states have a high populaton density and the idea is to bring down the virus caseload.
This is the seventh video conference of the prime ministers with the states since the outbreak of the pandemic.
This is also the first meeting of the prime minister with chief ministers during unlock 3 on the pandemic.
PM Modi‘s last meeting with Chief Ministers to discuss the coronavirus crisis was in June.
On Monday, the Prime Minister had held a virtual meeting with Chief Ministers of six states – Assam, Bihar, Uttar Pradesh, Maharashtra, Karnataka and Kerala – to review the flood situation there.
Menwhile, theCOVID-19 tallyhas risen to 22,68,676 in India. Maharashtra has the highest number of coronavirus cases, followed by Tamil Nadu and Andhra Pradesh.
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