August 11, 2020

Withdrawal of Assam Raj Bhawan’s Containment Zone Standing Violation of Covid-19 Guidelines: Ex-CM Tarun Gogoi



File photo of former Assam chief minister and senior Congress leader Tarun Gogoi. (PTI)

File photograph of former Assam chief minister and senior Congress chief Tarun Gogoi. (PTI)

Tarun Gogoi, in a press release, additionally claimed that the 77-year-old governor violated the protocols, too, by visiting the flood-affected areas within the state.

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Former Assam chief minister Tarun Gogoi on Saturday alleged that the sudden withdrawal of Raj Bhawan’s containment zone standing by the state authorities tantamounted to gross violation of COVID-19 protocols.

Gogoi, in a press release, additionally claimed that the 77-year-old governor violated the protocols, too, by visiting the flood-affected areas within the state.

“The governor is the constitutional head of the state and as an alternative of setting an instance to fellow residents, he himself visited completely different flood-affected areas of Assam in violation of protocol, and thereby, doing nice disservice to the state,” he mentioned.

The Raj Bhawan was declared a containment zone as 73 folks, together with officers and workers there examined optimistic for COVID-19, he mentioned.

“If a accountable individual just like the governor, the constitutional head, doesn’t observe the foundations and regulation, how can we anticipate a typical man to be a law-abiding citizen,” Gogoi mentioned.

All protocols like hand washing, carrying masks, social distancing, confinement of individuals in containment and affected areas should be strictly noticed to comprise the pandemic, the previous CM mentioned.

Congress MP Pradyut Bordoloi’s presence on the funeral of a non secular chief not too long ago at Dhing was criticised by many BJP leaders, however they’re now “conspicuously silent concerning the governors go to, which has damaged all norms,” he mentioned.

“The state authorities’s failure within the strict implementation of COVID-19 protocols has led to the alarming rise in optimistic instances,” Gogoi added.

All the Raj Bhawan campus was declared a containment zone on July 4. Governor Jagadish Mukhi and his spouse Prem Mukhi subsequently examined unfavorable.