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Safety norms go for toss at Cong’s Gidderbaha event

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Tribune News Service

Muktsar, July 13

In an alleged violation of social distancing norms, a large gathering was organised today at the market committee office in Gidderbaha. Notably, the recently appointed chairman and vice-chairman of the Congress today assumed charge

of their offices.

A number of people, including MLA Amarinder Singh Raja Warring, Zila Parishad chairman Narinder Singh Kaoni, SDM Om Parkash and DSP Gurtej Singh were present at the event. However, no one bothered to stop the function or ask the people to follow the Covid safety guidelines. A number of them were not even wearing masks.

Meanwhile, Deepak Garg, who assumed the charge of vice-chairman of the Gidderbaha market committee, uploaded a video on Facebook, showing the crowd. Some alert residents, however, criticised the move, saying while on the one hand the state government was registering cases against poor people, on the other hand,

officials were attending political gatherings.

Om Parkash, SDM, Gidderbaha, said, "We returned a number of people from the gathering and tried to follow social distancing norms. But sometimes, people gather in large numbers."

On Thursday, Youth Congress activists had held a meeting to discuss their future strategy at the meeting hall located in the Zila Parishad Complex in Muktsar town. Further, SAD's Mukstar MLA Kanwarjit Singh Rozy Barkandi had held a meeting of his party men at his residence. Similarly, a large number of people had gathered at SAD chief Sukhbir Singh Badal's residence on Thursday to congratulate him on his 58th birthday.

from The Tribune

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