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BJP MLA booked in Maharashtra for violating COVID-19 safety norms in daughter’s marriage


In a gross defiance of COVID-19 related safety norms, a video of a BJP MLA in Maharashtra has gone viral in which he along with his family and friends are seen dancing at a pre-wedding event of his daughter.  After the video went viral, a case has been registered by the police against the saffron party MLA from Pimpri-Chinchwad, Mahesh Landge, along with 60 others.

The video clip is reportedly of Sunday evening in which a huge crowd, including the BJP MLA, is seen celebrating and dancing. Maharashtra, which is the worst-affected state due to the COVID-19 pandemic, has put a ban on mega wedding celebrations. As per the state’s COVID-19 guidelines, a maximum of 25 people can gather for a wedding in the state amid the pandemic.

Norms violated by BJP MLA

District officials said social distancing norms were violated, people were not wearing masks and the event was held without taking prior permission from the district administration.

Maharashtra worst-affected state

Maharashtra is the worst-affected state in India due to the COVID-19 pandemic, reporting the highest number of cases and deaths since the pandemic began. As of Tuesday, the state has reported 57.46 lakh cases of the viral infection, of which 15,077 cases were reported in the last 24 hours.

The state has also reported 95,344 deaths due to the viral infection, with 500 deaths taking place on Monday. Maharashtra also has over 2.56 lakh active cases of the virus out of the 18.95 lakh cases in India, whereas 53.95 lakh people have recovered from the viral infection in the state.

Lockdown relaxation

Maharashtra’s 10 major cities, such as Mumbai, Thane, Navi Mumbai, Pune, Aurangabad and Nagpur, will see a slight relaxation in curbs from today even as the lockdown has been extended till June 15.

As per the government notification issued this Sunday, around 20 other districts will also witness relaxation of curbs as their positivity rate and occupancy of oxygen beds has improved over the past few days.


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