Delhi BJP chief Adesh Gupta demands health insurance compensation for journos
| Monday | 28th September, 2020
New Delhi: The Delhi BJP on Monday demanded that the Delhi government come up with an initiative to provide a Rs 5 lakh health insurance to journalists and a compensation of Rs 10 lakh for journalists who lose their life to COVID-19 in the line of duty, according to a party statement quoting Delhi BJP chief Adesh Gupta.
He said the Arvind Kejriwal-led government must do the same as "the Kejriwal government has responsibilities towards the people of Delhi as well as the journalists of Delhi".
The Delhi BJP chief said journalists in Delhi went about their duty despite the Capital recording "the highest outbreak of Corona pandemic".
Gupta argued that journalists in the Capital represent the "entire country" and the "largest press club is also in Delhi".
"In such a situation, health insurance scheme becomes very essential for the welfare of journalists.