New Delhi: Uttar Pradesh, including Goa, Manipur, Uttarakhand and Punjab, are standing on the cusp of assembly elections. But the shadow of corona infection is hovering over these elections. In view of this, the Election Commission has banned any kind of rally or public meeting in these elections, so that crowds can not gather and to prevent the spread of infection. But in the last few days, there have been allegations of leaders of different parties keeping these rules on hold.
Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel and Punjab’s Shiromani Akali Dal leader Bikram Singh Majithia have also been included in the list of these leaders.
It is worth mentioning that CM Baghel along with some of his colleagues is from Uttar Pradesh. In Noida, Congress candidate had reached Pankhuri Pathak’s campaign, where he did a door to door campaign. But during this time he has been accused of violating the COVID protocol. In this regard, Gautam Budh Nagar Police has issued a statement saying that an FIR has been registered against CM Baghel for violating COVID norms.
Similar allegations have also been leveled against the strong leader of Punjab, Bikram Singh Majithia. News agency ANI, quoting ADCP City 1 Navjot Singh, has written that ‘Flying Squad team magistrate Manjit Kumar sent a letter saying that when he was posted at Golden Gate, there SAD leader Bikram Singh Majithia came in an open car. There were 200-250 people present. During this, COVID rules were violated. FIR has been registered against Singh।’
It is worth noting that earlier Samajwadi Party national president Akhilesh Yadav was also accused of gathering a crowd of workers during a virtual rally. Taking this action, the Election Commission had issued a notice to the SP and sought its reply.
first published:Jan. 16, 2022, 8:23 p.m.