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KCR's corona stand: Is economy precious than people's lives?

On April 6, 2020, addressing a press conference at Pragathi Bhavan, Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao strongly batted for extension of lockdown in the country saying that 'lives are precious than economy. Economy will recover later but lives that will be lost due to corona can't be recovered."



On that KCR, lashed out at PM Modi for his decision to enforce partial lockdownfrom mid-April in only containment zones to revive stalled economy.


KCR announced that he will enforce complete lockdown in Telangana till April end, even if Modi enforces partial lockdown in the country saying that lives matter him the most than economy. Accordingly, KCR enforced complete lockdown.



Surprisingly, KCR who batted for complete lockdown when Telangana witnessed less than 100 corona positive cases per day, suddenly changed his stand now when the state plunged into danger zone by reporting almost 2,000 cases per day that too from around 5,000 samples tested per day against over 25,000 tests conducted per day by neighbouring Andhra Pradesh and few other states in the country. Majority of the cases of over 1,000 are reported from Hyderabad (GHMC limits) and neighbouring Ranga Reddy, Medchal districts.



KCR announced on June 28, 2020 that he will take a decision in next 3 or 4 days to reimpose lockdown in Hyderabad in the wake of steep rise in corona cases. Even his Pragathi Bhavan was affected with around 20 staff working their contracting virus forcing KCR and his family to move out and reside at his farmhouse on Hyderabad city outskirts for the past one week.


Today in July 7, 2020, but KCR did not take any decision on reimposing lockdown in Hyderabad because the state's economy will be hit if Hyderabad is shut.


This naturally triggered anger among the people who argue that KCR has changed his stand on corona and for him economy is more precious than saving lives of people now.




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