Mumbai: Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray on Wednesday greeted people on the occasion of Gudi Padwa and said that the state would celebrate the festival after victory in the coronavirus war.
Celebrated on the first day of Chaitra month, Gudi Padwa is a festival celebrated in Maharashtra and symbolizes harvesting of rabi crops.
“This is Gudi Padwa. I wish you all the best on Gudi Padwa. It is a war-like situation for each of us. I am calling the Coronovirus a war because we do not know about the enemy. Neither do we. Thackeray, while addressing a press conference here, said, “We know where we know.”
“We will celebrate Gudi Padwa once we tackle this crisis,” he said.
Emphasizing the essential needs of people during the 21-day lockout phase in the country, he said that there is no need to panic as all the essential goods are available in the market.
“We have sufficient stock of essential commodities like vegetables, rice and other items of daily use, so there is no need to worry. All the shops selling essential goods are also open,” he said.
The Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) on Wednesday confirmed 539 positive cases of coronavirus in the country.