Chd,Pb)Number of Corona Virus Patients Jump to 13 in Punjab
A media bulletin issued by the Punjab government said the number of COVID-19 positive patients went up to 13 in the state.
As of now, testing of 181 samples has been conducted and out of which, reports of 141 persons came negative
The reports of 23 persons with suspected coronavirus are awaited
Chief Minister Amarinder Singh had on Friday asked Prime Minister Narendra Modi for a fiscal package to combat the coronavirus crisis and permission for private hospitals and labs to conduct tests for detecting the virus.
Singh had expressed grave concern over the escalating COVID-19 crisis while taking part in the deliberations during a video conference convened by Modi with all chief ministers to review the situation.
Kamal Nath Playing Victim Card Announced Resignation From CM Post
Over 15 months after he took over as the chief minister of Madhya Pradesh, Kamal Nath resigned from the top post on Friday.
His move comes a day after the Supreme Court directed that a floor test be conducted in Madhya Pradesh Assembly to prove that the Congress government led by him enjoys majority in the House following the rebellion by 22 MLAs of his party.
Nath submitted his resignation to Governor Lalji Tandon at the Raj Bhawan this afternoon.
In his resignation letter, Nath said, “In my 40-year- long public life, I have always done politics of purity and valued democratic norms and given priority to it. But what transpired in the last two weeks is a new chapter of devaluation of democratic values.”
In the letter, he also congratulated new chief minister of the state and said he will also extend help in the development of the state.
Before submitting his resignation, Nath addressed a press conference, where he announced his resignation.
During the press conference, he also accused the BJP of killing the democratic values by conspiring against his government and blamed former Congress leader Jyotiraditya Scindia for the current political crisis in the state.
Blaming Scindia for the ongoing political crisis in the state, Nath said “BJP colluded with Maharaj (Scindia) for killing democracy and my government.”
After Speaker N P Prajapati accepted the resignation of 16 rebel Congress legislators on Thursday night, the Kamal Nath government was reduced to minority with 92-MLAs in the 230-members house. The resignations of six others had been accepted earlier.
Similarly, the strength of the house also reduced to 222, trimming down the majority mark to 104.
In this situation, the BJP has the majority mark with 107.
Gagoi Takes Oath ,,Minister Justifies ,Senior Disturb Their House
Former Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi on Thursday took oath as member of Rajya Sabha amid uproar by opposition members.
As Gogoi reached the designated spot to take the oath, opposition members raised slogans prompting Chairman M Venkaiah Naidu to say that it was unbecoming of members.
Spanish Queen And King Visit to White House Postponed
In order for the United States and Spain to continue to devote their full resources and attention to the COVID-19 response, the April 21, 2020, White House State Visit by Their Majesties King Felipe VI and Queen Letizia of Spain has been postponed. President Donald J. Trump and First Lady Melania Trump look forward to welcoming Their Majesties to the United States and the White House in the near future.
As per Press Secretary The United States will continue to work with Spain and all of our European partners to minimize the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.
(New Delhi) Ex CJI Ranjan Gogoi Nominated For Rajya Sabha
The government on Monday nominated former Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi to Rajya Sabha.
The vacancy was created due to retirement of KTS Tulsi.
Gogoi headed a five-judge bench that gave the verdict on the sensitive Ayodhya land dispute on November 9 last year.
He retired as CJI later that month.
He also headed the benches that ruled on matters like entry of women in Sabarimala temple and Rafale fighter jet deal.