Unfair broadcast of proceedings of Punjab Vidhan Sabha: Partap Singh Bajwa

'Camera is not focussed when Opposition MLAs speak in the House'

Unfair broadcast of proceedings of Punjab Vidhan Sabha: Partap Singh Bajwa

Opposition MLAs seek ‘fair coverage’ of House proceedings. File

Tribune News Service

Rajmeet Singh

Chandigarh, June 29

Leader of the Opposition Partap Singh Bajwa today asked Vidhan Sabha Speaker Kultar Singh Sandhwan to ensure “fair coverage” to MLAs of the ruling party and the Opposition alike during the telecast of the House proceedings.

He raised the matter during the Zero Hour and wrote to Sandhwan in this regard.

“It has come to my notice that the camera is not focussed when Opposition MLAs speak in the House. As a result, the entire speech of Opposition MLAs is not broadcast. On the contrary, when the Speaker, the Chief Minister, Cabinet ministers and AAP MLAs speak, the camera is focused,” Bajwa said in his letter to the Speaker.

“The unfair broadcast of the House proceedings is uncalled for and undemocratic,” he said, seeking creation of a Vidhan Sabha channel on lines of Sansad TV.

The Speaker assured the House the matter would be looked into.

Meanwhile, during the Zero Hour, Jalandhar MLA Avtar Henry (Junior) said private agencies procured 73,000 quintals of moong at rates 30 per cent below the MSP. “Farmers will be dissuaded from planting moong in future if the government fails to procure the produce at the MSP,” he said.

Amritsar (North) legislator Kunwar Vijay Pratap Singh said many areas in Amritsar were not getting clean drinking water.

It’s undemocratic

Leader of the Opposition Partap Singh Bajwa has said Cabinet ministers and AAP MLAs are given good coverage, while faces of Opposition MLAs are not clearly shown when they speak in the House. “The unfair broadcast of the House proceedings is uncalled for and undemocratic,” he adds.

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