Mumbai: Senior BJP leader Devendra Fadnavis has said that he has apprised Prime Minister Narendra Modi of the coronavirus (COVID-19) situation in Maharashtra.

He told this to reporters in Delhi on Friday night (July 17) after a meeting with PM Modi.

Fadnavis said that the PM asked about the situation in Mumbai, Pune and other parts of the state.

"As a leader of opposition, it is my job to apprise the government of the loopholes in the system and the improvements required to be made. I have been demanding that testing in Mumbai should be increased," former Maharashtra chief minister Fadnavis said.

Fadnavis has been visiting parts of Maharashtra to monitor the coronavirus situation and the health care facilities.

On Friday, he also met Union home minister Amit Shah. He had later said that no political talks were held during the meeting with Shah, as it was meant to discuss financial assistance to the sugar industry in the state.

Fadnavis said that he also met Union agriculture minister Narendra Singh Tomar, food and civil supplies Minister Ram Vilas Paswan.

"I am confident that the Centre will announce a good package for the sugar industry and farmers in the state," he said.