SC stays Madhya Pradesh HC order on political gatherings
Monday, 26 October 2020 The Supreme Court on Monday stayed the Madhya Pradesh high court order which put various conditions in holding physical gatherings by political parties for campaigning in assembly by-polls in the state. The Election Commission had moved the SC challenging the order, saying conducting elections was in the sole jurisdiction of the poll agency.
A 1,000-bed hospital is being built for COVID patients in Madhya Pradesh's Sagar district which will start functioning from the end of this month. According to District Collector Deepak Singh construction work of the hospital in full swing and the hospital will be completed within the next three weeks. "This month, a target has been set to commission the 1,000 bed hospital. The work is going on very fast. Hopefully, in the next two weeks, we will complete the civil work. We will start the hospital by making arrangements in the next one week."
Chief Minister of Madhya Pradesh, Shivraj Singh Chouhan on May 09 informed Moil company will set up 350 (oxygen) bedded COVID care centre in the state at different locations, amid acute shortage across the country in wake of COVID second wave. "State govt and Centre govt are fighting together against COVID-19. Moil to set up 350 (oxygen) bedded COVID care centre in MP at different locations. They will also be providing us 350 oxygen concentrators and 50 ventilators," CM said to ANI.
Supplies of gasoline tightened further in parts of the U.S. on Tuesday as the shutdown of the nation’s biggest fuel pipeline by hackers entered its fifth day, raising concern about price spikes at the pumps ahead of the summer driving season. This report produced by Jillian Kitchener.
After BJP failed to wrest West Bengal from TMC despite a high pitch election campaign, state party chief Dilip Ghosh said BJP will analyse the election results as to what went wrong, but added that the party's performance since the last assembly elections has increased many fold. The BJP was leading on 77 seats, according to the latest information provided by the Election Commission which also showed TMC ahead on 213 of 294 seats.
Terming Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee "Tigress of Bengal" after the TMC was looking set to return for the third straight term, Shiv Sena congratulated the leader on party's performance in the 2021 West Bengal Assembly elections. Shiv Sena leader Sanjay Raut said the democracy has won in West Bengal and the people of the state proved that they did not vote under any pressure. As per the latest Election Commission trends, TMC was leading on 205 seats while BJP was ahead in 79 constituencies.
The counting of votes for state assembly polls began at 8 am on May 02. Election results will decide the fate of four states- Assam, Kerala, Tamil Nadu, West Bengal, and the union territory of Puducherry. All necessary arrangements have been made by the Election Commission for counting across counting centres. The outcome of assembly polls is likely to have implications for politics at the national level. Elections in Kerala, Tamil Nadu and Puducherry were held in single phase on April 06. Where elections in Assam were conducted in 3 phases, West Bengal went to polls in eight phases.