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Against the backdrop of former Maharashtra chief minister Devendra Fadnavis contracting COVID-19, Shiv Sena MP Sanjay Raut on Sunday said they were telling him to take care and he will now realise that the situation outside is serious.
Raut’s remarks came in the wake of Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray being recently targeted by the opposition for not moving out of his house during the pandemic. Talking to reporters here, Raut said Thackeray has given directives to ensure that Fadnavis, who is leader of opposition in the state Assembly, gets the best treatment.
“We were telling Devendra Fadnavis to take care. He will now realise that the situation outside is serious. The opposition was targeting the chief minister for not moving out,” Raut said, when asked if Thackeray’s annual Dusshera address on Sunday evening would target the BJP.
Meanwhile, the state government, which is providing Rs 50 lakh compensation to the families of police personnel who died due to Covid-19, has till October 21 approved payout of over Rs 103 crore to 205 families.
As per details obtained from the Home department, they received applications from 223 families, out of which 205 applications were approved for payout, five were rejected while 14 have been forwarded to the health department to get clarity on the cause of death. Of the 223 claims, while 80 were made by the Mumbai Police, the rest was from other parts of the state.