‘Politicians can hold rallies but common man cannot work’: Karan Patel lashes out at new lockdown restrictions

Actor Karan Patel is not happy with the partial or mini lockdown and restrictions that have been imposed in Maharashtra amid the rising vases of coronavirus. The actor especially shared his distaste in wake of the political rallies that continue as usual, without following any of the COVID-19 safety rules.

Taking to his Instagram stories, Karan lashed out at the new rules and called them ‘stupid’ and ‘outright senseless’. He wrote, “Actors CAN continue to shoot for their projects. Cricketers CAN continue to play their matches, day or night. Politicians CAN hold rallies with thousands of people. States CAN conduct elections and expect you to come out to vote. BUT the common man cannot go to work. #Stupid and Outright senseless.”

For the uninformed, Maharashtra is facing a partial lockdown, with night curfew and weekend lockdown being imposed earlier this week by the state government. The restrictions will remain in place till April 30. 

Retailers, traders, and a few other sectors have been protesting against the partial lockdown and the government is likely to twitch its standard operating procedures (SOPs). Maharashtra chief minister Uddhav Thackeray also held a meeting with them and hinted at the relaxations.

“The restrictions imposed are out of compulsion amid the second wave. Not only traders and business, but even the state is also facing losses to the exchequer. We will definitely reconsider the decision and offer some relaxation after a due deliberation with the task force, police administration, and other departments,” the CM said.

On the other hand, JD Majethia, the Chairman of Indian Films and Television Producers Council (IFTPC) said that he stands with the government’s decision. 

JD said, “The shooting for TV shows, daily soaps won’t happen on Saturday and Sunday because of complete lockdown. As per the state Government’s norm, the production house has been informed and they have started working on their scripts accordingly. They will manage for this week and most people will have a bank of episodes. From next week, we will have to see how things will happen. We have to look at the bigger picture, we were about to enter another phase of lockdown but that has not happened.” 

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