Two police personnel were suspended on dragging a sikh by hair in Madhya Pradesh. The suspended cops included an assistant sub-inspector and a head constable. Video of the incident has gone viral on social media. In the video clip, a Sikh is seen being pushed around, dragged by his hair by a cop. Another sikh is being seen requesting cops not to beat his companion. The incident, which took place in full public view, was shot in a 50-second video. It reportedly happened on Thursday at Palsud in Barwani district during a checking of vehicles by the two cops. The sikh, identified as Prem Singh, is a resident of Palsud town. Prem Singh is also said to be a granthi at the local Gurdwara. Granthi is caretaker of a gurdwara and reader of Guru Granth Sahib, the central religious scripture of Sikhism. The incident sparked a nationwide outrage among members of Sikh community. Congress leaders Kamal Nath and Narendra Saluja tweeted the video and criticised police. Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) president Sukhbir Singh Badal took to Twitter to condemn the incident.
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Former Chief Minister of Madhya Pradesh, and senior Congress leader Kamal Nath on August 05 organised a 'Ram Darbar' at his residence in Bhopal on the occasion of 'Bhoomi Poojan' of Ram temple in Ayodhya. While speaking to media persons, Nath said, "Today is a historic day in our country, every Indian wanted construction of Ram Mandir to begin. Rajiv Gandhi had opened the lock in 1985, he said in 1989 that there will be Ram Rajya and temple should be built. If someone tries to take credit, it is wrong." Prime Minister Narendra Modi laid foundation stone of the Ram temple in Ayodhya today.
Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot on winning the confidence motion in State Assembly on August 14 said that there is a wave of happiness. Ashok Gehlot said, "In the entire state, there is a wave of happiness. The BJP's conspiracy has failed in Rajasthan. I consider it a win for the people of Rajasthan. Now we have to work together to fight COVID-19. The way BJP had conspired in Madhya Pradesh, Karnataka, Maharashtra, Goa, Manipur and Arunachal Pradesh, they applied the same technique in Rajasthan, but they have been exposed."
Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan along with his wife offered prayers at Lakshmi Narayan Temple in Bhopal on occasion of 'Janmashtami'. It was Shivraj Singh's first public outing post he tested negative of coronavirus. On July 25, MP CM was tested COVID-19 positive while he got recovered on Aug 11.
Coronavirus outbreak has severely impacted small-scale businesses across the country. As 'Ganesh Chaturthi' approaches, sculptors in Bhopal are staring at losses due to low demand due to COVID-19. A sculptor said, "We have mortgaged money markets, relatives and jewelry. Where will we bring the money we have spent. If these idols are not sold, we will commit suicide."
While addressing the Aatmanirbhar Madhya Pradesh webinar in Bhopal on August 10, Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan said, "We have to ensure that every child in the state goes to school." "Under the new education policy, we should start the work of imparting skills along with education to students from class 6," he added.
While addressing the Aatmanirbhar Madhya Pradesh webinar in Bhopal on August 10, Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal said, "To those who doubt the benefit of using mother tongue as a medium of education, I'd say some top developed countries accomplished great achievements with it." "We aren't against English language but we want to strengthen Indian languages," he added.
Chief Minister of Madhya Pradesh, Shivraj Singh Chouhan stated that he is going to finalise 'Atma Nirbhar Madhya Pradesh' roadmap till September 01. "We cannot sit back on the pretext of slowed down economic activities. I hope the cabinet ministers will make suggestions till 25 August and we will finalise the plan till September 01," said Shivraj Singh Chouhan. It is to remember that centre hasn't paid the state governments their share of the GST (Goods and Service Tax) revenues. Shivraj Singh Chouhan said that states have to work other option and need generate revenues from that.
Two persons were charred to death when two trucks caught fire in a head-on collision on August 13. The mishap took place on Jabalpur-Nagpur Highway in Chhapara area of Madhya Pradesh's Seoni. The truck loaded with rice and mosambi were coming from opposite direction. Chhapara Police Station In-charge Nilesh Parteti said, "Two people charred to death, four others rushed to a hospital."
Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Jyotiraditya M Scindia took oath as Rajya Sabha member from Madhya Pradesh in Delhi on July 22. Before taking oath as Rajya Sabha member, Scindia greeted Congress leaders Digvijaya Singh, Ghulam Nabi Azad and Mallikarjun Kharge. First-time MP from the Shiv Sena, Priyanka Chaturvedi also took oath as Rajya Sabha member. Around 43 of the 61 newly elected members of RS took oath today.
Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan along with Jyotiraditya Scindia attended the foundation stone laying ceremony and launch of grains market in Agar Malwa on July 14. During the event, Jyotiraditya Scindia targeted Congress leader and former CM of MP, Kamal Nath. He said, "When Kamal Nath was the CM, he didn't have time to hold a meeting over COVID-19 but he had the time to go to Indore for IIFA awards. A fighter came to the front and took the reins in his hands on March 23 and single handedly faced the pandemic in the state." He also took a pot shot on current political situation in Rajasthan.
Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader and National Vice President, Uma Bharti on July 13, accused Rahul Gandhi for political crisis in Rajasthan. She said that Rahul Gandhi is responsible for what's happening now in Rajasthan and whatever happened in Madhya Pradesh. "He doesn't allow young leaders in Congress to grow. He feels that if educated and able leaders like Jyotiraditya Scindia and Sachin Pilot get high posts then he'll be left behind".
Congress rebel and Rajasthan deputy chief minister, Sachin Piliot, remains defiant despite over 100 lawmakers attending the party’s legislature meet in capital Jaipur and passing a resolution backing..
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Even as the nation battles the Covid-19 pandemic, political suspense has gripped the state of Rajasthan. Barely months after Jyotiraditya Scindia's exit from the Congress party precipitated the fall of..
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