The Congress has registered a complaint against the use of a government helicopter by Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani for travelling from Ahmedabad to Rajkot for casting his vote.
It has registered the complaint with the State Election Commission contending that the right to vote is a personal right and the CM should not have used a government helicopter for the same. The Congress has said that the CM casting his vote in the civic elections in Rajkot is not a government function.
Congress has also demanded that the cost of the helicopter ride from Ahmedabad to Rajkot should be recovered from the CM and should not be paid by the government exchequer. It has also demanded a probe and action against CM Rupani for misuse of government machinery for personal use during the election.
Notably, elections for the six municipal corporations in Gujarat, including Rajkot—the hometown of CM Rupani, were held on Sunday. The results for the same will be declared on Tuesday.
CM Rupani tests COVID-19 negative
Chief Minister Vijay Rupani had fainted on stage while addressing a public gathering at Vadodara. Following this he was shifted to Ahmedabad in a helicopter and admitted to the UN Mehta Institute of Cardiology and Research Centre. The hospital had then said that all his vital parameters were stable, but he had tested positive for COVID-19. Since then, Rupani was availing treatment at the hospital.
On Sunday, the hospital again carried an RT-PCR test for COVID-19 of the CM and it came negative. After this, he went to Rajkot in a helicopter in the afternoon to cast his vote at Anil Gyan Mandir in Jivannagar Society 1 in his hometown Rajkot.
After voting in Rajkot, he said that he is thankful to everyone who prayed for his well-being. He said that he has tested negative for COVID-19 and is now free from the viral infection. He said that Gujarat is successfully fighting the battle against the COVID-19 pandemic.
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