NEW DELHI: All political parties in Delhi should forget their differences and join hands in the Covid-19 battle of the national capital, Union home minister Amit Shah said on Monday after chairing an all-party meet.
Leaders of the BJP, the Aam Aadmi Party, the Congress and the BSP attended the meeting.
Shah appealed to the four parties to ask their workers to help in ensuring the ground implementation of the Delhi government's coronavirus guidelines.
These steps will enhance public trust and the Covid-19 situation in Delhi will improve soon, Shah said.
All parties should forget their political differences and work together for the people of Delhi, he said after the meeting.
दिल्ली के राजनीतिक दलों के साथ दिल्ली में कोरोना संक्रमण के संदर्भ में बैठक की। इस समय सभी दल राजनीतिक द्वेष भुलाका… https://t.co/Evt7WIJ1Ao— Amit Shah (@AmitShah) 1592213156000
“We will have to increase Covid-19 testing in Delhi by adopting new solutions,” the home minister said.
The meeting was held in the wake of a spurt in novel coronavirus cases in Delhi.
Shah also apprised the leaders of the steps taken to check the coronavirus pandemic and sought their views on the issue, a home ministry official said.
'No plan for another lockdown in Delhi'
Chief minister Arvind Kejriwal that there was no plan for another lockdown in Delhi even as the number of new cases continues to rise.
"Many people are speculating whether another lockdown in Delhi in being planned. There are no such plans," Kejriwal tweeted.
The deadly virus has infected over 41,000 in the national capital so far and claimed more than 1,300 lives. On Sunday, Delhi recorded the highest single-day spike of 2,224 new Covid-19 cases.