While addressing a press conference in the national capital on July 03, the national general secretary of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), Arun Singh said, "Tomorrow (July 04) at 04:00 pm, a detailed presentation will be given by state party units on work done by them during lockdown. It will be telecast on Narendra Modi application and other digital platforms." "All our senior leaders including Prime Minister Narendra Modi will join," he added.
While speaking to ANI in Bhopal on July 03, former chief minister of Madhya Pradesh, Kamal Nath, spoke on Jyotiraditya Scindia's "tiger abhi zinda hai" remark following cabinet expansion in the state. He said, "Who is alive or who is not and who is tiger, elephant or horse, these things will be clear. 'Words of war' (muh chalaana) won't work." "Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is not an elected government. They are a government of deals (sauda). Will people going to accept them?" the former MP CM asked.
BJP leader Jyotiraditya Scindia on Congress leader Digvijaya Singh's tweet said that Congress is just worried as they have lost power. "I don't give counter reaction to every reaction. Congress is not worried about the people or the virus. They are just bothered about how to get back in power." In a tweet, targeting Scindia who called himself a tiger after cabinet expansion in Madhya Pradesh, the Congress leader said, "Do you know the character of a lion? In a jungle, only one lion stays."
India Meteorological Department's senior scientist, RK Jenamani on the weather conditions in Gujarat and Delhi. Jenamani said, "Gujarat will receive very heavy rainfall from July 04 and 05. Delhi will also receive rainfall on July 04." He further predicted heat wave conditions will continue in parts of west Rajasthan. IMD further said, "Heavy rainfall will continue in Mumbai. We have kept 48 hours as rain color. Mumbai is usually prone to floods when there is heavy rainfall therefore we have kept it under monitoring."
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on July 03 met the family of LNJP Hospital's Dr. Aseem Gupta who died due to COVID-19. The CM handed over a compensation amount of Rs 1 crore to his family during his visit. CM Kejriwal said, "Dr. Aseem Gupta was martyred while treating COVID-19 patients. This is a big loss for us. The way doctors, nurses and paramedical staff are saving lives of people and fighting against the virus, they are the biggest hope for people."
Inflation in vegetable prices was witnessed in the national capital. In comparison to the last week, prices of tomatoes have doubled. A buyer in the Daryaganj vegetable market said, "two days back I purchased tomatoes for Rs. 40/kg and now the price is Rs. 80/kg. If it goes on like this, we will stop eating them."
BJP leader Jyotiraditya M. Scindia on July 2 said that he does not need any certificate from Congress' Digvijaya Singh and Kamal Nath. He slammed them by saying, "The facts are before the people how they looted the state in 15 months....I want to tell them 'tiger abhi zinda hai'" Earlier in the day, 28 MLAs took oath as ministers in Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Chouhan government. BJP senior leaders Gopal Bhargava, Yashodhara Raje Scindia were among the leaders who took oath in MP cabinet. Caretaker Governor of Madhya Pradesh Anandiben Patel administered oath to BJP leaders.
28 MLAs took oath as ministers in Madhya Pradesh CM Shivraj Singh's cabinet on June 02, including ex-Congress leaders. On including these ex-congressmen, Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan said, "Now everyone is in BJP and we will work together for the development and prosperity of the public of Madhya Pradesh." He said, "Keeping intact the respect and position of all members, BJP will move forward. And if anything comes up which will need more attention then we will definitely pay attention and fix it."
Oath taking ceremony of State, Cabinet Ministers took place on July 02 in Bhopal. BJP senior leaders Gopal Bhargava, Yashodhara Raje Scindia were among the leaders who took oath in MP cabinet. Caretaker Governor of Madhya Pradesh Anandiben Patel administered oath to BJP leaders. BJP leader Jyotiraditya Scindia and other leaders were present at Raj Bhawan during the ceremony.
Uttar Pradesh Governor Anandiben Patel took oath as the caretaker Governor of Madhya Pradesh on July 01. She was given additional charge as MP Governor following the illness of incumbent Governor Lalji Tandon. She will serve as Governor until incumbent MP Governor Tandon's health improves. The oath ceremony was at Raj Bhavan in Bhopal.