Ruchika M. Khanna
Tribune News Service
Chandigarh, August 26
Ahead of the one-day Punjab Vidhan Sabha session scheduled for Friday, as many as 22 members of the House have been discovered to be COVID constructive.
While three Cabinet ministers had examined constructive earlier (apart from Minister Tript Rajinder Singh Bajwa, who after recovering examined destructive in the present day), the remaining lawmakers examined constructive this week. Some of them had undertaken the take a look at yesterday and in the present day as it’s necessary to have a Covid destructive report earlier than attending the session, scheduled for August 28.
Sources within the Punjab Vidhan Sabha have instructed The Tribune that three Aam Aadmi Party MLAs, six from Akali Dal and remaining from the Congress have examined constructive. Even although the others have examined destructive, they are going to be seated whereas sustaining social distancing norms, officers of the Vidhan Sabha stated.
Interestingly, the legislative celebration conferences of each Aam Aadmi Party and Shiromani Akali Dal had been held yesterday, the place MLAs who’ve been discovered constructive for COVID-19 had been current. As per the protocol of the Health division, the contacts of a COVID constructive MLA must self-quarantine for 5 days. As a consequence, solely two MLAs from AAP, who couldn’t attend the assembly yesterday, might be allowed to attend the session on Friday, whereas none from the Akali Dal can attend the session.
The session has been referred to as as it’s a constitutional requirement to name a session inside six months of the earlier session. Important ordinances handed by the state authorities, together with amendments in GST, Punjab Clinical Establishment Ordinance and Punjab Good Conduct Prisoners Rules. A movement rejecting the three farm ordinances moved by the Centre can also be anticipated to be handed within the House.
Among those that examined constructive on Wednesday had been MLA Pargat Singh and Gurpratap Wadala.
Former Hockey Olympian Pargat Singh is a Congress MLA from Jalandhar Cantt. Gurpratap Wadala is an MLA from Nakodar and a member of the Shiromani Akali Dal.
The growth comes a day after Minister for Industries and Commerce Sunder Sham Arora, Congress MLAs from Rajpura and Ghanaur Hardyal Singh Kamboj and Madan Lal Jalalpur, respectively, and SAD MLA from Sanaur Harinder Pal Chandumajra examined constructive. — With inputs from Jalandhar