The BJP has claimed that Chhattisgarh minister Amarjeet Bhagat had violated social distancing norms amid the coronavirus pandemic by organising programmes on his birthday, an allegation which the minister has denied.
Mr Bhagat mentioned one of many occasions in Ambikapur city of Surguja district within the state was organised to felicitate frontline COVID-19 warriors, and to not rejoice his birthday.
“At a time when individuals are being requested to take care of bodily distancing and never step out unnecessarily to comprise coronavirus unfold, (Amarjeet) Bhagat organised capabilities in Ambikapur city on his birthday the place large crowds had gathered,” the BJP state unit secretary Anurag Singh Deo alleged.
Movies of the capabilities held at two locations clearly present that the social distancing protocol weren’t adopted and folks had not worn masks at these occasions, he claimed, demanding that an offence be registered in opposition to the minister and programme organisers.
The minister refuted these allegations and mentioned: “I attended a number of programmes on Monday and coincidentally, it was additionally my birthday. Nonetheless, none of those capabilities have been organised for my birthday.”
Mr Bhagat claimed that he had attended capabilities in any respect improvement blocks of Surguja district and at Ambikapur, he attended an occasion organised to felicitate COVID-19 warriors.
“We distributed masks in any respect locations. We can not deny anybody if they arrive to gather masks. We additionally gave away raincoats to 400 sanitation employees,” he mentioned.
Volunteers who had distributed meals to the needy through the lockdown have been additionally felicitated with shawls and certificates, he claimed.