Manoj Tiwari says, ‘Did not break any lockdown norms by playing cricket’

Manoj Tiwari who is a BJP MP and Delhi BJP chief have rejected the allegations that he broke the law and social distancing by playing a game of cricket in Sonipat, Haryana. He said that-

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“I have always followed social distancing, lockdown norms. MHA permitted opening of stadiums without spectators. Based on that, I went there and played. All norms were followed.”

As per the report, Manoj Tiwari played a game of cricket at an academy in Sheikhpura of Sonipat district in violation of social distancing and government guidelines for the fourth phase of national lockdown.

The MHA notification stated that-

“Sports complexes and stadia will be permitted to open; however, spectators will not be allowed.”

As per reports, Tiwari did not wear a mask while playing and was also seen taking selfies with other people present at the ground.

On his official twitter account, he posted a video which shows him playing cricket at a facility with spectators watching. However, it is not clear if the video was shot at the Sonipat game which is under question.

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