Assam Jatiya Parishad (AJP) filed FIRs against Assam chief minister Himanta Biswa Sarma, central ministers Sarbananda Sonowal, Rameswar Teli and other BJP leaders for violation of Covid protocol during BJP’s Jan Ashirwad Yatra in state.

AJP on Sunday filed multiple FIRs at various police stations against the BJP leaders in Assam for violating Covid19 protocols during the party’s Jan Ashirwad Yatra carried out in the state on Sunday.

Apart from chief minister Sarma, central ministers Sonowal and Teli, the AJP also filed FIRs against MPs Kamakhya Prasad Tasa, Topon Kumar Gogoi, Dilip Saikia, Pallab Lochan Das, Queen Oja, Assam BJP president Bhabesh Kalita and Assam ministers Bimal Borah, Jogen Mohan and Kamrup Metro deputy commissioner Biswajit Pegu.

The FIRs have been filed in Dispur, Latashil and other police stations.

In the FIR, AJP said a Jan Ashirwad Yatra has been organised by the Assam state BJP wherein government officials have also participated to welcome Sarbananda Sonowal and more than 200 persons participated in complete violation of the SOPs.

The AJP said the Covid protocols were violated due to the presence of a large number of people at Lokpriya Gopinath Bordoloi International Airport, the memorial of Dr. Bhupen Hazarika at Jalukbari and other places.

The political party, led by Lurinjyoti Gogoi, requested the police to register case and investigate the matter.

The BJP started three-day Jan Ashirwad Yatra on Saturday after the arrival of Union minister for ports, shipping & AYUSH Sarbananda Sonowal in Guwahati.

It is a known fact that the second wave of Covid19 pandemic took an ugly turn in Assam after thousands of people participated in rallies violating Covid19 protocol during the campaigns for the Assam Assembly election 2021.

According to an order issued by the Assam State Disaster Management Authority on August 17, 2021, only 200 persons are allowed to participate in a meeting in an open space.

As per the order, no movement of people and vehicles to and from Kamrup Metro is allowed.

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