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CAPT AMARINDER FLAYS BIR DEVINDER SINGH’S CRITICISM OF GOVERNOR AS UNWARRANTED


LAUDS GOVERNOR’S ADHERENCE TO COVID PROTOCOLS WHILE CONTINUING TO MEET VISITORS

Chandigarh, (Gurpreet) : Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Monday condemned Bir Devinder Singh’s attack on the Governor, saying such denigration of the Constitutional gubernatorial office was totally unwarranted and uncalled for.

Given the Covid situation and the need for precautions, especially social/physical distancing, the Governor’s behaviour was not only appropriate but exemplary, said the Chief Minister, reacting to Bir Devinder’s criticism of the Governor for not allowing visitors to enter the Raj Bhavan premises. Every person is required to follow the Covid protocols strictly, Captain Amarinder pointed out, terming the former Deputy Speaker’s remarks as unfortunate and unbecoming of a senior politician like him.

Responding sharply to Bir Devinder’s comment on parliamentarians and other visitors ‘not being treated with dignity and respect by the Governor since the Covid outbreak’, the Chief Minister said the statement showed lack of maturity and understanding of the situation by the the SAD (Democratic) leader. Bir Devinder has himself held a Constitutional position as Deputy Speaker in the Vidhan Sabha, which should have taught him to respect the Governor’s office even more, Captain Amarinder noted, adding that any lack of respect was being shown not by the Governor but by Bir Devinder.

On Bir Devinder’s remarks regarding the meeting of all Punjab Ministers and MLAs (except those of BJP) with the Governor on Oct