Forced to stay in Chandigarh, Congress MLAs want CM Amarinder Singh to intervene

Forced to stay in Chandigarh, Congress MLAs want CM Amarinder Singh to intervene

Punjab Police deployed during curfew, amid concerns over the spread of the COVID-19 novel coronavirus in Jalandhar .Tribune Photo: Malkiat Singh

Rajmeet Singh
Tribune News Service
Chandigarh, March 25

Stuck in Chandigarh because of a curfew, several Congress Members of Legislative Assembly have asked for Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh’s intervention so they could go back to their constituencies to help with ongoing campaign against coronavirus.

The legislators say they want to go back and help with relief operations in their own constituency but that the curfew has made it difficult for them to leave Chandigarh.

"Despite best efforts by Punjab Police, there were problems in the dispatch of relief material to the homeless, destitutes and idle sitting daily wage earners in Khanna, Taran Taran, Zira, Jagroan, Ferozepur, Quadian, and other places. Due to personal rapport with the locals, we can add impetus to the drive", said the MLAs.

Legislators Sukhpal Bhullar (Khem Karan), Parminder Pinki (Ferozepur), GP Singh (Bassi Pathana), Kulbir Zira (Zira), Fateh Jung Bajwa (Qadian), Gurkirat Kotli (Khanna) are among those who have been forced to stay on in the city.

A lawmaker said that all ministers and MLAs should be asked to go back to their constituency in this hour of crisis.

“People have voted us and it was our responsibility,” a lawmaker said.

 

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