Congress alleges breach of social distancing norm at BJP event

    Bhopal, May 23 (PTI) The Congress on Saturday
targeted the ruling BJP for alleged violation of social
distancing norms during an event where a group of Congress
workers joined the saffron party.
    More than 200 Congress workers from Sanchi assembly
constituency on Saturday joined the BJP at the party's state
headquarters `Deendayal Parisar' here, said BJP media-cell
in-charge Lokendra Parashar.
    Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan, state BJP
president V D Sharma and several other leaders were present
during this event.
    MP Congress Chief Kamal Nath later took potshots at
Chouhan on Twitter, saying that during a review of coronavirus
situation on Friday "you were giving strict warning to the
people on following the rules."
    Even the number of people that can attend weddings and
funerals has been fixed and people are following these norms,
the former chief minister said.
    "But in the presence of your and other responsible BJP
leaders, a crowded program is held amid the lockdown today in
BJP office," Nath said.
    Sharing pictures of the event, Nath asked, "Are the
rules of Modiji's lockdown only meant for the poor and the
common man? These rules do not apply to the leaders of your
party? Will its culprits be prosecuted like the common
    The BJP, however, claimed that social distancing norms
were followed at the event.
    Those who joined the BJP were followers of former
Minister and ex-Congress MLA Prabhuram Choudhary. Choudhary
joined the BJP along with former union minister Jyotiraditya
Scindia in March. PTI ADU

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