Biswajit Daimary alleges violation of lockdown by Assam Governor Jagdish Mukhi


GUWAHATI: Rajya Sabha MP from Assam and Bodoland People’s Front (BPF) leader Biswajit Daimary has written to Union home secretary Ajay Kumar Bhalla seeking clarifications on Governor Jagdish Mukhi’s visit to Kokrajhar town to meet the representatives of several organisations on Tuesday amid the ongoing lockdown restrictions to control COVID-19 pandemic. Kokrajhar falls under Bodoland Territorial Area District (BTAD) which is currently under the Governor’s Rule as the elections to Bodoland Territorial Council (NTC) were postponed due to COVID-19 pandemic.

In his letter to the Union home secretary, Daimary writes,“His Excellency Governor of Assam is above 65 years old as appeared in his Biodata and accordingly above 65 years old age is not allowed to move outside home other than Medical Ground and meeting essential requirements as issued guidelines of MHA. Whether it is violation of MIA guideline or not.”

The Rajya Sabha MP also expressed concerns over social distancing norms as the Governor held a meeting with 29 political and social organisations.

“On the other hand meeting with 29 numbers of party, Organisations, and different Committees is also a difficult to maintaining of Social Distance as well as follow of the guideline of MHA in maintaining of the social distance,” Daimary questioned.

He also stated that the movement of the Governor of Assam and meeting with 29 groups within an hour is very much danger during this situation.

Tuesday’s trip was Mukhi’s first trip to BTAD after it was placed under Governor’s Rule. He interacted with various officials and representatives during his trip.