New Delhi, Jan 3 : Congress president Sonia Gandhi asked chief ministers of party-ruled states and CLP leaders in states where the Congress shares power to pull up their socks and ensure that the threat of Omicron and Delta variant of coronavirus are adequately prevented.
Sources said Gandhi called some chief ministers and Congress Legislature Party (CLP) leaders Monday morning and some on Sunday, and sought to know the government's preparedness in tackling the spread of the virus in the wake of the Omicron threat.
While Gandhi called Punjab Chief Minister Charanjit Singh Channi and Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel on Sunday, she dialled Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot on Monday. She also talked to Maharashtra minister Balasaheb Thorat and CLP leader and senior minister in Jharkhand Alamgir Alam over their preparedness on checking the spread of Omicron. According to the sources, the Congress chief asked them about their government's policy on checking the extent of the infection and testing. She also sought to know about the plans of each of the states where Congress is in power to increase testing and ensure availability of beds, ventilators and oxygen in their states.