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Punjab and Haryana High court raps Siddhu over Comedy Show

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Chandigarh, May 11 : The Punjab and Haryana High Court on Thursday observed that Punjab Cabinet minister Navjot Singh Sidhu’s appearance on a television comedy show has propriety issues but added that it is not clear if the high court had the jurisdiction to adjudge such a matter.

Taking up a public interest litigation (PIL) filed by lawyer-activist H.C. Arora, seeking directions to stop Sidhu from appearing on “The Kapil Sharma Show” on Sony TV, the high court division bench said it was still not convinced if it had the jurisdiction to give directions in the case.

In an oral observation, the bench said that a minister was not under the ambit of the code of conduct that was applicable on government servants.

Punjab Advocate General Atul Nanda, who filed the reply of the Punjab government on Thursday on the issue, said the hearing had been adjourned till August 2.

Petitioner H.C. Arora told the media after the hearing that the high court had asked both sides (petitioner and the government) to satisfy it (high court) on the issue of its powers to adjudge the matter.

Cricketer-turned-politician Sidhu had drawn flak from some quarters for continuing his appearance on the comedy show even after becoming a Cabinet minister in Punjab in March this year.

Sidhu had defended his decision, saying that the show was his only source of income and that he was going only for one day in a week for its shooting in Mumbai.

Taking up another matter regarding conflict of interest of Punjab Cabinet minister Rana Gurjit Singh, the high court adjourned the matter.

A PIL filed against Gurjit Singh pointed out that he was the Power Minister in Punjab and also held a large number of shares of a private company which was supplying power to the government-run power supply corporation.

Gurjit Singh sworned in as a minister in the Congress government on March 16 this year, is an industrialist by profession, with business interests in sugar, power and liquor sectors.

(IANS)

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UP suspends MLA fund, legislators’ pay to be cut 30%

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Lucknow, April 8 (IANS) The Yogi Adityanath government in Uttar Pradesh, here on Wednesday, passed a resolution suspending the MLAs fund for one year, which will help the state garner Rs 1,500 crore for Covid-19 fund.

Each MLA gets Rs 3 crore per year for his/her constituency. There are 403 legislators in the Vidhan Sabha and 100 in the Vidhan Parishad.

The cabinet meeting, first through video link, also decided that all legislators and Ministers, including the Chief Minister, would take a 30 per cent pay cut and the money saved would go to the Covid-19 fund.

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Don’t communalise Tablighi Jamaat’s mistake: Pawar

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New Delhi, April 8 (IANS) At a meeting of Prime Minister Narendra Modi with all political parties’ floor leaders in Parliament, here on Wednesday, Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) supremo Sharad Pawar raised the issue of Tablighi Jamaat.

This was stated by Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad while addressing the media after the meeting where the leaders suggested that a multi-party working group should be set up.

Rasing the the issue of Tablighi Jamaat, Pawar said the Covid-19 crisis should not be communalised. According to Azad, Pawar said “they erred. But the matter should be laid to rest. We should work together to contain coronavirus.”

However, the Prime Minister didn’t say anything on the issue, Ghulam, leader of the opposition in the Rajya Sabha, said.

Raising the issue of testing and equipping the frontline health workers with the personal protective equipment (PPE), the Congress leader advised the Prime Minister to take into consideration letters written by Sonia Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi.

Azad said proper attention be paid to around 45 crore labourers in the country and added, MNREGA should have been used for harvesting of rabi crop to help farmers as well as workers benefit from the government schemes.

The Congress leader also advocated raising credit limit for farmers and waiver of farm loans.

Meanwhile, the government is exploring ways to keep farmers and farming activities, like harvesting of ready crops and procurement of grain, outside the lockdown purview, amid the demands for extension of the shutdown.

Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar is expected to discuss during the day the issue with farm ministers of states through video link.


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Support a poor family to show me your respect: PM

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New Delhi, April 8 (IANS) Prime Minister Modi has urged Indians with economic means to financially support one poor family till the coronavirus outbreak continues.

“It has been brought to my attention that some people are campaigning to honour Modi by standing for 5 minutes. At first glance, it seems like a scandal to drag Modi into dispute,” PM tweeted.

Then he went on to add, “Maybe it is someone’s goodwill, yet I insist that if you really have so much love and want to honour Modi, then take the responsibility of a poor family, at least as long as the corona virus crisis is there. There can be no greater honour for me than this.”

This is not the first time he urged people to help the needy and deprived in this hour of crisis. India is amid a 21-day shutdown to contain the spread of Coronavirus.

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