BJP MP Sakshi Maharaj put in 14-day residence quarantine for violating Covid norms

Giridih (Jharkhand), August 29

BJP MP Sakshi Maharaj was forcibly residence quarantined right here on Saturday for 14 days for violating COVID norms, a senior district official stated.

The MP from Uttar Pradesh had come to Giridih, over 200 km from Ranchi, to participate in a programme from Unnao by way of Dhanbad.

Maharaj, who was returning to Dhanbad by highway to take a practice to Delhi, was intercepted by the district administration close to Pirtand police station and despatched on quarantine at Shanti Bhawan ashram, the place he had gone to participate in a programme, Deputy Commissioner Rahul Kumar Sinha stated.

The motion been taken in accordance with a state authorities order of 14 days quarantine for individuals coming from outdoors to the state, the DC stated.

“He had not informed the state government about his visit and therefore we have put him in quarantine for 14 days,” Sinha stated.

The DC, nevertheless, stated if he needed he can apply for the exemption.

On getting details about go to and return of the Uttar Pradesh politician with out advance info, the administration sealed borders of the district and put barricades.

A workforce headed by Sub Divisional Magistrate (SDM) Prerna Dixit which was following him stopped the MP at a barricade below Pirtand police station and despatched him on 14 days quarantine at Shanti Bhawan, the DC stated.

Maharaj informed reporters that he had come to see his ailing mom in Giridih after giving prior info.

He, nevertheless, stated had he been informed in regards to the obligatory 14-day quarantine situation for visiting Jharkhand, he wouldn’t have come.

The BJP MP talked to Uttar Pradesh Chief Secretary from the place he was intercepted within the presence of media and likewise put the DC over telephone to the chief secretary.

But, it didn’t assist him and he was taken by the police to Shanti Bhawan for placing him in residence quarantine.

He took exception to the administration “forcibly” placing him in quarantine, saying “I’m Member of Parliament and Jharkhand is a part of India. Can’t I meet my ailing mom?

“I have to take part in a meeting of the standing committee of Parliament on Sunday and I have been forcibly quarantined here…it’s really disgusting,” he stated.

He stated, RJD chief Lalu Prasad’s son Tej Pratap Yadav had on Wednesday visited Ranchi to satisfy his father in RIMS and returned to Patna by highway, however the administration didn’t take any comparable motion.

“This appears to be inspired by political jealously,” he alleged.

Jharkhand has a coalition authorities of JMM, Congress and the RJD headed by Hemant Soren. — PTI

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