Omar to sue CM Baghel for defamation for suggesting links between his release and Pilot's revolt
Monday, 20 July 2020 () Omar Abdullah on Monday reacted angrily to Chhattisgarh chief minister Bhupesh Baghel's comments apparently linking the former Jammu and Kashmir CM's release from nearly nine months of detention to the revolt by Sachin Pilot against the Congress government in Rajasthan.
Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel interacted with Deans of medical colleges and doctors in the state. The meeting took place via video conferencing. CM Bhupesh Baghel said, "We discussed about the preparations and treatment going on in the state. Home isolation was also discussed and it was concluded that under government inspection home isolation will have benefits only. The way samples are being collected, testing is being done, it's quite satisfactory." On increasing number of cases, Bhupesh Baghel said, "From the start we have been emphasising on the rules to be followed. They are not difficult at all, maintain social distancing, wear masks and frequently sanitise your hand."
On reports of deaths of nearly 50 cows in Bilaspur, Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel said that strict action will be taken. He said, "It's unfortunate. I have directed Collector to look into the matter and take strict action. Many animals were kept in a small space, so they probably suffocated to death. It will be clear after post-mortem. Investigation is underway."
On the occasion of Hareli festival, Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel attended the celebrations on July 20 where he launched a scheme named 'Godhan Nyay Yojana'. The scheme aims to provide money to the people residing in the rural areas. Under this yojana, the Chhattisgarh government will purchase cow dung at the cost of Rs 2 per kg.
At least 12 naxals surrendered in front of police in Chhattisgarh on August 09. The day also marks International Day of the World's Indigenous Peoples or World Tribal Day. "12 naxalites surrendered to the Dantewada Police under the Lone Varatu '(Return to Home) program. Five of them have bounty on their head. So far, 83 naxalites have surrendered under the 'Lone Varatu' program," said Abhisek Pallava, Superintendent of Police (SP), Dantewada.
4 people were left dead and 5 injured in an accident between a car and a truck. The incident took place in Chhattisgarh's Mahasamund on August 09. A speeding SUV crashed into a truck from behind. The injured have been admitted in hospital.
Dr Pradeep Kumar Joshi took oath as the new Chairman of Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) in Delhi on August 07. He replaced Arvind Saxena, who is completing his term today. Joshi, who was the chairman of both Chhattisgarh and Madhya Pradesh Public Service Commissions, joined the UPSC as member in May 2015.
Two vehicles were submerged in nallah in JandK's Kishtwar district on August 10. Vehicles were submerged due to heavy rainfall in the region. The incident took place in Bonjwah region of Kishtwar. There was no loss of life in the incident. More details are awaited in this regard.
While Sachin Pilot has made truce with the Congress party, questions are now being raised on how he would get along with CM Gehlot. During the peak of the crisis in Rajasthan, several Gehlot backers had launched a tirade against Pilot and his loyalists. The Chief Minister himself had once referred to Pilot as 'nikamma' and accused him of conspiring to topple the state government with the help of the BJP. Gehlot had said that Pilot had a meteoric rise in the party but he used his innocent face to get a sway over the media and provoke MLAs to rebel against his government. Sachin Pilot has now responded to the jibes and said that some of the things that were said were saddening and added that he would never cross the Lakshman Rekha in attacking anybody. In a jibe at Gehlot, he said that the Chief Minister is elder to him and he would refrain from responding to his attacks but added that the facts are now out for everyone to see. Watch the video for all the details.
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Disgruntled Congress leader Sachin Pilot on his meeting with Priyanka Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi said they have assured to solve the turmoil. Pilot said, "In our meeting, Priyanka ji and Rahul ji heard our grievances patiently and assured that a road map will be chalked out to solve them." "A three-member committee has been formed by Congress after issues raised by me and some MLAs. The issues we raised were of importance. There is no place for malice or personal enmity in politics," he added.
Weeks after raising the banner of rebellion in Rajasthan and putting the Gehlot government under threat, Sachin Pilot has now made truce with the Congress. This happened after a meeting with Congress leader Rahul Gandhi & Priyanka Gandhi. Speaking to the media, Pilot said that he only wanted to raise some issues that had been bothering him and his supporters. Responding to the statements made by many party leaders against him, Pilot said that there should be some restraint. He added that the party has worked very hard to form government in Rajasthan and thanked the Congress top brass for hearing him out. Meanwhile, Congress leader Shashi Tharoor said that he is glad that Pilot has decided not to leave the Congress and said that he has always been in favour of such young and dynamic leaders remaining within the party fold. Tharoor added that all Congress leaders must come together to protect the party and the country as well. Pilot's truce with the Congress also brings an end to the suspense over the survival of his government in Rajasthan. Watch the full video for all the details.
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While speaking to ANI in Jaipur on August 11, BJP Rajasthan president Satish Poonia spoke on current political crisis in Rajasthan. He said, "We had called for a legislature party meeting today. As some of our people are in Gujarat and won't be able to reach today, also tomorrow is Janmashtami." "So, everyone suggested that the meeting should be held after Janmashtami," Poonia added.