Ashok Gehlot performed an operation on 'Operation Lotus' and taught BJP a lesson: Shiv Sena
Wednesday, 12 August 2020 The Shiv Sena on Wednesday said failure of 'Operation Lotus' in Rajasthan was the defeat of "political perversity", days after a meeting between Congress leaders Sachin Pilot and Rahul Gandhi signalled an amicable resolution of the Rajasthan political crisis.
BJP MLA from Rajasthan's Rajsamand, Kiran Maheshwari passed away on November 29. Maheshwari had tested positive for the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) last month. The Rajasthan BJP MLA breathed her last at Gurugram's Medanta Hospital. Maheshwari was a member of 14th LS from 2004-2009 from Rajasthan's Udaipur constituency. The BJP MLA was shifted to Medanta earlier this month after her health worsened. She had reportedly contracted Covid during October's municipal corporation polls. Maheshwari was one of the two poll in-charges of BJP for Kota North Municipal Corporation. Prime Minister Narendra Modi conveyed his condolences on Maheshwari's demise. Rajasthan CM Ashok Gehlot also expressed grief over 'the untimely demise'. Condoling her demise, LS Speaker Om Birla called it a 'personal loss'.
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Reviewing the COVID-19 situation in the state, Chief Minister of Rajasthan Ashok Gehlot maintained that saving life is the top priority of the state government in this critical phase of pandemic. CM asserted that private hospitals should also increase the number of beds for COVID patients and provide treatment only at the rates prescribed by the state government.He directed the team of administrative officers and medical department to ensure that people do not face any inconvenience regarding treatment in private hospitals. CM Gehlot said that due to festive season, weddings, pollution and cold, the infection may increase rapidly in the coming days. Keeping this in mind, expansion of other medical facilities including oxygen and ICU beds is necessary in state and private hospitals. During the meeting, the Chief Minister underlined that there is a difference in the effect of coronavirus in patients. It has become very critical for many patients. He stressed that if there is a need to change the medical protocol according to the circumstances, then a team of experts should be constituted to study the medical protocol so that we can provide more effective treatment to the COVID patients.
Congress leader and AICC General Secretary Tariq Anwar backed former Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot over slamming Kapil Sibal for his remark. He said, "What Ashok Gehlot said is true. Kapil Sibal is a senior leader. He should understand that if party lacks something and he wants to give a suggestion, he should meet party High Command and president. If he's giving statement to media, it'll only be a loss to party."
A Dalit family in Madhya Pradesh's Shivpuri alleged that they were thrashed by a relative of state minister Suresh Dhakad after they didn't vote for BJP in recent concluded by-polls. The family has camped outside the Shivpuri Superintendent of Police (SP) office, demanding justice. "He thrashed us for not voting in favour of BJP. His name is Ram Kishan Dhakad and we have filed a complaint against him. We have voted for BSP in the recent concluded by-polls, that's why he is torturing us," a victim said. However, Shivpuri ASP Praveen Bhuria contradicted the victim family's stand by saying that their complaint doesn't mention their failing to vote for the BJP candidate as the reason behind their torture. He said, "We didn't receive any complaint about vote. The complainant says they were tortured and they have dispute with Dhakad family. I have directed probe." Meanwhile, BJP state working committee member, Dhairyavardhan Sharma demanded an unbiased investigation in the matter and said, "I feel that people are still in the election mode. One may falsely accuse party leader to draw the attention and hence, unbiased investigation is needful in this case."
People held a protest in Bengaluru against Centre and Karnataka Government over bringing law against 'Love Jihad'. One of the protestors said that the law is to divide people and to control the Hindu women sexuality. BJP-led government in Karnataka is thinking about to come up with a law against 'Love Jihad' and inter religious marriages.
Speaking to media in Rajasthan's Nagaur on November 30, Rashtriya Loktantrik Party (RLP) leader Hanuman Beniwal spoke on farmers protest. He said, "I have opposed the Centre's farm laws and today I have written a letter to Amit Shah ji that if the black laws are not revoked, then we will think about continuing our support to National Democratic Alliance (NDA)."
Shiv Sena leader Sanjay Raut on December 02 hit out at Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath's initiative of establishing a new 'film city' in his state and said that it is not easy to shift Mumbai's film city to another place. "Yogi ji is a saint. I have seen him with actor Akshay Kumar. It is not easy to shift Mumbai's film city to another place. The film industry in south India is also big, there're film cities in West Bengal and Punjab too. Will Yogi Ji also visit these places and talk to directors or artists there or is he going to do so only in Mumbai?" asked Raut. UP CM Yogi Adityanath, who is in Mumbai, met actor Akshay Kumar on December 01 where they discussed possibilities of film shoot in the northern state. CM Yogi Adityanath attended listing of Rs 200 crore Lucknow Municipal bond at BSE.
Actor-turned-politician Urmila Matondkar joined Shiv Sena, in the presence of party president Uddhav Thackeray on December 01. Matondkar, who fought Lok Sabha elections from North Mumbai from Congress party lost to BJP's Gopal Shetty last year.
Congress leader Sachin Pilot, who is in Patna for campaigning amid ongoing state Assembly elections, is confident of 'Mahagathbandhan' making government in the state. While talking to ANI, he said that on Nov 10, 'Mahagathbandhan' will form the government with a thumping majority. He further added, "Based on CM's bewildered responses and unsatisfactory answers after 5 years, the public has understood that there is a need for change".
Congress leader Sachin Pilot on being asked about his party leaders terming Jyotiraditya Scindia as 'gaddar' said that public will ultimately decide who is wrong or right and everyone is free to decide which party they want to join. Sachin Pilot said, "I believe everyone is free to decide which party they want to be in and public ultimately decides who is wrong or right. He further said people have not accepted Shivraj Singh Chouhan as their Chief Minister. Congress is in a very strong position in all 28 seats where elections are going to happen. I have full faith that Congress candidates will stand up to the expectations of the public."
An FIR has been registered against former deputy chief minister Sachin Pilot's media advisor Lokendra Singh in phone tapping case. Rajasthan Police lodged FIR on October 7, two months after the Congress leader's camp accused the Ashok Gehlot-led government of tapping phones of some of their MLAs. "FIR registered under sections 505 (2) and others. It registered for spreading rumours over alleged phone tapping of some MLAs and leaders," said DCP South, Jaipur.
Nation remembered Guru Nanak Dev on his 551st birth anniversary on November 30. Devotees offered prayers at Golden Temple in Amritsar following Covid-19 protocols. People along with their families lit candles and offered prayers in the temple premises. On the occasion, devotees also visited Delhi's Gurudwara Rakab Ganj Sahib to offer prayers. Earlier, PM Narendra Modi and President Ram Nath Kovind paid tributes to Nanak - the founder of Sikhism. President Kovind also inaugurated the renovated PBG Regimental Gurudwara at Rashtrapati Bhawan. Congress leader Rahul Gandhi extended greetings to people on Guru Nanak Jayanti. Guru Nanak Jayanti is celebrated with fervour throughout nation and around the world. Also known as Gurpurab, Nanak Jayanti celebrates the birth of the first Sikh Guru. It is observed on the full moon day of Kartik month as per the Hindu calendar.
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Opposition parties continue to attack the Modi government over the farmer protests. Congress leader Rahul Gandhi said that farmers are the real strength of the country and urged people to join their cause. ‘If the farm laws passed by the Modi government are good for farmers, why are they angry?’ Rahul Gandhi asked. Meanwhile, Shiv Sena leader Sanjay Raut said that farmers are being treated like terrorists by the Modi government. Farmers have been protesting at various places in Delhi and Haryana and have rejected the central government's offer to hold talks on December 3 saying that imposing conditions for starting a dialogue is an insult to them. Farmers have called for talks without any pre-conditions and the Opposition parties have also pressed the government to initiate an unconditional dialogue with the farmers. Watch the full video for all the details.
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Congress workers and a group of farmers engaged in a verbal spat at Nirankari ground in Burari. Delhi Congress wing is providing tea and refreshment to the farmers, who are protesting against Centre's three farm laws. However, Congress workers alleged that the protestors were from AAP. The group of farmers, who indulged into a verbal spat with Congress party demanded to remove banners of any political party.