Punjab assembly: LoP Partap Bajwa demands autonomous body to telecast proceedings
Leader of Opposition (LoP) Partap Singh Bajwa on Friday alleged anomalies in the live telecast of Punjab Vidhan Sabha proceedings.
The Congress leader, who took up the issue in the Zero Hour, said he gets constant calls from across the state that whenever any Opposition member speaks, the camera’s focus is removed from them during the telecast.
“When the speaker, chief minister or the treasury benches speak, focus of the camera is on their face, and when we speak, camera shifts the focus. Let this not happen in the live telecast and let the public see what their representatives speak in the House,” said Bajwa, who alleged that videos related to the Opposition are being edited and being made available for broadcast 15 minutes late.
The LoP also demanded to have an autonomous body of the Vidhan Sabha or a special broadcaster for the live broadcast of the assembly proceedings.
Stop glamorising gangsters: Kunwar Vijay Pratap
AAP member Kunwar Vijay Partap raised the issue of “glamorisation of gangsterism” while pointing to security arrangements made for the transit remand of Lawrence Bishnoi.
Partap, a former inspector general of police, said it has come to his notice that while ferrying Bishnoi to Amritsar, the district police distributed identity cards of VVIP security for the cops who were deployed in the security arrangements.
“Such practice should stop. This is not good for society. It is like glamorising the gangsters. It also creates fear among the general public,” said the Amritsar North MLA.
A LeT 'commander' from Pakistan succumbed to his injuries and a constable injured when the former snatched rifle from the latter and fired at a police party during the recovery of hidden weapons along the Indo-Pak international border in the Arnia sector of Jammu district late Wednesday, said officials. The deceased terrorist was a commander of terror group LeT, alias Qasim, alias Jehangir of Pakistan, Mohammad Ali Hussain.
Five members of a family and their employer were found dead in two houses in Tawi Vihar locality in Sidhra on the outskirts of Jammu city late on Tuesday, police officials said on Wednesday, adding that they suspect the deaths to have been caused by poisoning. The police received a call from the sister of one of the deceased, who said that her brother was not responding to calls, Jammu SSP Chandan Kohli said.
A day after Congress appointed former two-time legislator Vikar Rasool Wani its J&K chief, there is indignation within the party as many leaders have termed the decision unfortunate. The Congress on Tuesday appointed Wani as its Jammu and Kashmir chief and senior leader Ghulam Nabi Azad the head of the campaign committee. However, Azad who is the senior-most member of the party, refused to be a part of the campaign committee.
The top Kashmiri political leaders on Wednesday said that allowing non-locals to vote in the upcoming elections in J&K will be disastrous and will tilt the balance in favour of the BJP. Peoples Conference chairman and former minister Sajjad Lone said that allowing non-locals to vote in assembly elections will be as disastrous as 1987 rigging. The real aim is to continue ruling J&K with an iron fist to disempower locals,” MupDP president Mehbooba Muftiweeted.
The government medical college in Amritsar, which is one of the oldest secondary and tertiary medical care institutes of the country, seems to have failed in meeting the expectations of thousands of patients of north India, especially of the Majha region comprising Amritsar, Gurdaspur, Tarn Taran and Pathankot districts, due to several shortcomings, including the acute shortage of super specialist doctors and support staff.