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Congress holds protest March to Raj Bhavan, says BJP abusing constitutions to topple Rajasthan govt

IndiaTimes Thursday, 30 July 2020 ()
The Congress party walked in protest towards Raj Bhavan on Thursday to protest against the BJP’s use of constitutional authorities and “nefarious means” to topple Congress-ruled state governments. The party’s state leadership met with Goa governor Satya Pal Malik and submitted a memorandum asking president Ram Nath Kovind to ensure that Constitutional provisions are upheld.
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News video: Sachin Pilot congratulates Rajasthan's new Congress chief amid political crisis

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Former Rajasthan Deputy Chief Minister Sachin Pilot congratulated state's new Congress chief Govind Singh Dotasra on Wednesday. Pilot also hoped that the new chief will take care of the party workers whose hard work helped Congress to form the government in the state. Pilot's statement came after...

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BJP leader Uma Bharti said that she will skip the 'bhoomi poojan' event in Ayodhya. The BJP leader tweeted that she is leaving for Ayodhya from Bhopal and she is afraid that she may come into contact with some Covid positive person. She added that she would not like to endanger PM Modi or any other person at the event. She said that she has informed the temple trust authorities and also the PMO that she would not be attending the bhoomi poojan event and would offer her prayers after PM Modi and others leave the spot. The former Union Minister said that she has been especially worried after news of Amit Shah and other BJP leaders tested positive for Covid on Sunday. Massive preparations are underway in Ayodhya for the foundation laying ceremony of the Ram Temple on August 5th. PM Modi and 200 other people are expected to attend the event. Security has also been tightened in and around the temple town in view of the event. Watch the full video for all the details.

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India's COVID-19 tally crossed 15 lakh on July 29. However, country's death rate dips to 2.23% while the recovery rate stood at 64.51%. Recovered cases in Goa reached 3, 784 while the total death toll is 39. With 2, 094 discharged cases and 41 deaths on July 29, West Bengal's cumulative figures of discharged and deaths stand at 44, 116 and 1, 490 respectively. Total number of cases in the state is now at 65,258. Maharashtra's COVID tally crossed the 4 lakh mark on July 29 however recovery rate in the state is at 59.84%. So far 2,39,755 patients have been recovered in the state. Along with this Gujarat has also reported 43,195 discharged patients and 2,396 deaths till July 29. Coronavirus tally is on the rise in Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka with 56527 and 64442 active cases respectively. As recovery rate continues to increase, Government of India issued guidelines for Unlock 3.0 on July 29.

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