Centre didn’t ask Kerala to take money for institutional quarantine: V. Muraleedharan
Thiruvananthapuram: Minister of State for External Affairs V Muraleedharan said that the central government never asked the state government to mandatory take money from evacuated Indians placed in institutional quarantine in Kerala.
“Some from the state government are claiming paid institutional quarantine was adopted in Kerala as per Centre’s instruction. But the central government did not ask states to mandatorily take money from repatriated expats. It only said there can be paid quarantine. Never did the central government ask the states to take money from the poor,” he said.
Muraleedharan also alleged that lapse from the state government resulted in coronavirus spread in Kerala. At present Kerala is at 26th spot in case of COVID-19 testing. He also asked what measures had Kerala taken to confirm if there was community transmission in the state.
“Only around 10,000 Keralites have been evacuated in the last two weeks. In the coming days, ten thousands of people will return. Did the Kerala CM write to the PM demanding evacuation from abroad, without realising this fact? Or did he think the Modi government will never bring back Indians stranded abroad? Was in this pretext he made such big announcements earlier," further asked Muraleedharan.