No social distancing at market committee event in Hoshiarpur

Minister Sunder Sham Arora and 3 MLAs present at function

No social distancing at market committee event in Hoshiarpur

The Industries Minister and others during the market committee function in Hoshiarpur on Tuesday.

Our Correspondent

Hoshiarpur, June 2

As local market committee chairman Rajesh Gupta and deputy chairman Baldev Singh Narsala took charge of the office on Tuesday, social distancing remained absent. State Industries Minister and three MLAs were present during the event.

Congress leaders and activists gathered in a large number and while being photographed, they stood close to each other. Though as per government instructions, any social, religious, political or academic function or gathering is prohibited, not only the event was organised but a large number of people also attended it which include Industries Minister Sunder Sham Arora, Shamchurasi MLA Pawan Kumar Adia, Chabbewal MLA Raj Kumar, Dasuya MLA Arun Dogra, district Congress president Dr Kuldeep Nanda and Improvement Trust chairman advocate Rakesh Marwaha.

Cabinet Minister Arora and MLA Pawan Kumar Adia said Rajesh Gupta had been appointed as the chairman with the consent of all MLAs of the district. They hoped that he would be successfull in establishing better relations in mandis to overcome problems of farmers and arhtiyas.

Gupta thanked Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh, ministers and legislators for appointing him as chairman. Representatives of various organisations, family members and dignitaries of the city congratulated Gupta. Sumesh Soni, Navpreet Rahal, Vikas Aggarwal, Ashwani Saini, Prince Gupta, Mintu Makkad, officials and members of the Dana Mandi Sabzi Mandi Arhtiya Association and Congress leaders and activists were among those others present.

What to do if people don’t understand: Arora

When asked about social distancing being not taken care of in his presence during the event, Industries Minister Sunder Sham Arora said: “I am also asking mediapersons to stay away and you are asking about social distancing.”

When asked contrary to government instructions how many people gathered in the function in his presence, Arora said: “There too I have repeatedly asked people to go out but if they don’t understand, what one can do.”

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