RS polls: Congress MLA casts vote wearing PPE kit in Rajasthan

Jaipur, June 19 (IANS) It was an unusual sight in the Rajasthan Assembly on Friday when ex-BSP MLA Wajib Ali who joined the Congress last year, entered the Assembly wearing a PPE kit to cast his vote for the Rajya Sabha polls, after he returned from Australia on Thursday.

BJP meanwhile lodged a complaint at the police station and also wrote a letter to returning officer requesting stern action against him for flouting the quarantine norms under Pandemic Act as defined by Home Ministry and Ministry of Health and Family Welfare

As per the said guidelines, he should have followed the 14-day quarantine period after travelling from abroad, however, the leader appeared in person at the Assembly which brought in a little scare amongst those present at the Assembly.

Thereafter, a doctors’ team from SMS reached the Assembly and conducted his COVID-19 test. The MLA waited for his result for over an hour and once his test came negative, he wrapped himself in the PPE kit and went to cast his vote.

However, BJP leaders expressed their anguish over the issue and got a complaint lodged at Jyoti Nagar police station in Jaipur.

BJP leader Surendra Naruka lodged a complaint against Wajib Ali for casting his vote for Rajya Sabha polls flouting the COVID-19 guidelines.

BJP MLA Ramlal Sharma also wrote a letter to the returning officer alleging that the MLA flouted all guidelines of health and family welfare and home ministry and hence strong action should be taken against him for risking the lives of many.

–IANS

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