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Tejasvi Surya, BJP MP and advocate from Bengaluru South, was found flouting COVID-19 norms by not wearing masks and attending political events in September. Soon after, the Karnataka High Court pulled up the state government of Karnataka for not penalising the BJP leader and others for flouting the covid protocols. The incident came to light when the Court was hearing a plea alleging that the National Directives for COVID-19 Management, part of the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) guidelines, were not being followed by many political leaders in Karnataka.
The Karnataka High Court was informed today that a fine of Rs 250 was imposed on Tejasvi Surya for not wearing face mask while attending a political rally.