Itanagar: Arunachal Pradesh Governor Brig (Retd) BD Mishra on Monday urged political leaders to rise above party politics for a concerted fight against the COVID-19 pandemic that has staged a comeback.

He said this at a meeting of all political parties in the state for discussing new strategies to fight the new strain of the virus. The meeting was organised at Raj Bhavan.

The Governor accepted suggestions from the political leaders and advised them to make individual and collective efforts along with the people and fight against the pandemic. He urged them to lead the people in ensuring that they maintain the COVID protocols and take all necessary precautions.

Dr Mishra asked the political parties to work with the spirit of ‘sabka saath, sabka vikas, sabka vishwas’ and keep telling the people that every individual should follow the standard operating procedures for a safer society.

“The life of every individual is important. Efforts must be made to keep everyone safe from this coronavirus,” he said, appealing to the political leaders to create awareness about the Covid-19 vaccine and motivate others to vaccinate themselves.

The Governor asked the leaders to target groups at personal and social levels for taking the vaccine during the ‘Tika Utsav’ and diligently make an effort to achieve them. He expressed the hope that with people’s participation, awareness and responsible behaviour, coronavirus will be contained.

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The Governor also shared the suggestion and deep concern of the political leaders about drug addiction amongst the younger generation. He advised them to fight against the drug menace as well at individual and social levels.

The political leaders suggested free testing, vaccination for all ages, strict checking for coronavirus at entry points, quarantine facilities, restriction on mass gathering and involvement of NGOs in the fight against coronavirus.

Among others, Bihuram Wahge, MLA and president of Bharatiya Janata Party’s (BJP) state unit; Rajen Nani, state vice-president of Congress; Tapak Taku, MLA; Mutchu Mithi, MLA of National People’s Party; Techi Kaso, MLA of Janata Dal (United); and Kahfa Bengia, president, and Kameng Ringu, chairman of People’s Party of Arunachal, attended the meeting.

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