NCP president and Maratha stalwart Sharad Pawar has urged the people to follow the government’s directives to contain its spread. He said if people do not follow the government orders, then everybody will have to face serious consequences. Pawar said this during a live interaction with people on Facebook. He said he has seen several calamities like earthquakes, floods and droughts in the past, but the present crisis is “very serious”.
During the interaction, Pawar’s daughter and NCP MP Supriya Sule read out some of the queries and appeals addressed to him. It included an appeal made by state Health Minister Rajesh Tope, who was viewing the live interaction, in which he requested Pawar to urge the people to stay indoors.
In his response, Pawar said, “It is our duty to support your and your team’s efforts…I am staying indoors and will not venture out. The former Union minister welcomed the Central government’s economic package and RBI’s decisions to tide over the crisis. He, however, said, “The package for agriculture sector is not enough. It is impossible to repay the crop loan. Some steps should be taken for the horticulture sector as well.”