AAP MLAs put on PPE kits to attend Vidhan Sabha session

Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, August 28

Only two AAP MLAs — Kultar Singh Sandhwan and Baljinder Kaur, have been allowed to enter the Vidhan Sabha to attend the session.

The others, together with Leader of Opposition Harpal Cheema and others together with those carrying PPE kits, weren’t allowed entry.

AAP MLAs, who had are available contact with their colleague who later examined constructive for COVID-19, have been seen put on PPE kits to attend the Vidhan Sabha session on Friday.

A truncated, one-day session of the Punjab meeting started with obituary references to 23 departed souls, together with Gurdas Singh Badal, father of Finance Minister Manpreet Badal, former Olympian Balbir Singh and troopers martyred in defending the nation’s borders.

AAP MLAs wait outdoors the gate of Punjab Vidhan Sabha to be allowed entry for attending the session. Tribune Photo

Others who have been paid the obituary references have been Hazoori Ragi Nirmal Singh Khalsa and former minister Hari Singh Zira.

After the Leader of Opposition Harpal Cheema was denied entry into the session, he mentioned “jungle raaj” prevailed in Punjab.

He has additionally accused Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh of making an environment of worry within the identify of corona, relatively than upgrading well being infrastructure.

Cheema mentioned: “Important issues concerning the state had to be discussed in the House. The high unemployment rate; the atrocities on the Dalits, the Hooch tragedy and political patronage to those responsible for the spurious liquor sale; and, now the post-matric scholarship scam. The government is running away from the debate by not allowing Opposition to participate in the session.”

 Vidhan Sabha Secretary Shashi Lakhanpal Misra wrote a letter to Leader of Opposition Harpal Cheema on Thursday evening advising him and different AAP MLAs towards attending the Vidhan Sabha session scheduled for 11 am on Friday.

Only MLAs Kultar Singh Sandhwan and Baljinder Kaur weren’t current within the assembly of the occasion attended by Manjit Bilaspur, who later examined constructive for COVID-19. They are the one two occasion MLAs who can attend right now’s session as per the protocol of the state Health Department.

Cheema mentioned he was alarmed on the policemen deputed outdoors his residence.

Police outdoors the home of Harpal Cheema on Friday. Tribune Photo

He had introduced his choice to attend the meeting session right now despite the “advise” of Speaker Rana Okay P Singh asking him and plenty of different AAP MLAs to not attend the session as they have been “high risk” contacts of MLA Manjit Singh Bilaspur, who examined COVID-19 constructive on Tuesday.

After a “thorough questioning” by Chandigarh Police, Harpal Cheema was lastly allowed to maneuver out of his residence to attend the session together with the opposite MLAs.

After 30 MLAs — practically 25 per cent of the power of the Assembly — have examined constructive for coronavirus to this point.

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