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Madhya Pradesh Officials Face Privilege Motion After NDTV Report



The Madhya Pradesh authorities cited the coronavirus pandemic to cancel the meeting session.


The opposition Congress in Madhya Pradesh has moved a privilege movement towards three senior well being division officers, accusing them of manipulating and suppressing COVID-19 knowledge to get the state’s three-day winter session of the meeting referred to as off final month.

The transfer got here after an NDTV report on how the Shivraj Singh Chouhan authorities in Madhya Pradesh had referred to as off the winter session of the meeting two days earlier than the session, saying 34 Vidhan Sabha staff had examined constructive.

NDTV discovered that many of the alleged sufferers weren’t staff of the Vidhan Sabha. Many of them additionally stated they examined unfavorable for the virus earlier than the session was to start.

NDTV contacted many of those 34 individuals who have been proven constructive on December 24 and located that the majority of them had examined unfavorable on December 26. The resolution to name off the Vidhan Sabha session was taken at an all-party assembly on December 27, weeks after the BJP authorities triumphed within the by-elections.

Madhya Pradesh’s Additional Chief Secretary of Health, who was current on the assembly, gave a presentation on the standing of the coronavirus pandemic, stressing on why the session shouldn’t be held.

NDTV has accessed minutes of the assembly, during which the Additional Chief Secretary stated 67 of the 281 exams carried out on the MLA relaxation home campus had come out constructive.

The eight-page privilege movement addressed to the meeting speaker was moved by chief of the opposition and state Congress chief Kamal Nath on Saturday and has signatures of six different Congress MLAs, together with ex-ministers Dr Govind Singh, PC Sharma, Umang Singar, Sajjan Verma, ex-Speaker NP Prajapati and first-time MLA Pravin Pathak.

The privilege movement was moved towards the Additional Chief Secretary (Health) Mohd Suleman, Director (Health Services) Sanjay Goyal and Bhopal district chief medical and well being officer Dr Prabhakar Tiwari and others for concealing and manipulating details, in a conspiracy to name off the session.


Former parliamentary affairs minister Dr Govind Singh was the one MLA who had vehemently opposed the transfer to name off the three-day session over COVID-19 pandemic through the December 27 all-party assembly.

“We’ve got detailed evidence with us which strongly suggests that the entire details about a large number of Vidhan Sabha staff who were shown to have tested COVID-19 positive, was nothing but fake,” Dr Govind Singh stated concerning the NDTV report.

Former legislation minister PC Sharma stated, “NDTV’s coverage showed how the session was postponed which was nothing but a scam by fudging the numbers, just to save the government from being cornered by the opposition on various issues, also because of the internal feud in the BJP, they are not able to select the candidate for speaker. That’s why they do not want to conduct the regular business of the house.”

BJP spokesperson Rahul Kothari, nevertheless, rejected the conspiracy claims, saying, “The Congress is not worried about their MLAs, but we are. The decision was taken in an all-party meeting in the presence of Mr Kamal Nath.”

The price range session of the Madhya Pradesh meeting might be held from February 22 to March 26. The proposed session would be the longest amid the COVID-19 pandemic within the state. The notification was launched on Friday.

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