After accusing Shiv Sena MP Arvind Sawant of threatening her, Independent MP from Amravati in Maharashtra, Navneet Rana, on March 23 said that she will lodge a police complaint against the leader.
On March 22, Navneet Rana had written to Lok Sabha Speaker alleging that Shiv Sena MP Arvind Sawant threatened her in Parliament premises after she raised Sachin Waze case in the House and had said, "ab tumhe jail mein bhejna hai".
Shiv Sena Member of Parliament Arvind Sawant disapproved allegation levelled by MP from Amravati Navneet Ravi Rana of threatening her inside Parliament premises, said her way of taking and body language was wrong. "Why will I threaten her? If there were people present near her at that time, then, they can tell if I threatened her. Her way of talking and body language was wrong," said Shiv Sena's Leader.
A COVID hospital in Kanpur was alleged of overcharging patients, after which an enquiry was put up by the administration. FIR has been registered against the hospital management. Condemning the incident, Kanpur Nagar DM Alok Tiwari said, "It is a tough time, and instead of yielding profits we should help each other."
Police personnel had an altercation with family of a covid patient. Fierce fight with sticks was caught on camera in M.P.'s Khandwa. Two cops were seen holding one man and the third cop hit him with a cane. When some women intervened, the policeman was seen hitting them too. The covid patient's family had allegedly beaten up a medical team. Family allegedly tried to take medics hostage and cops went for rescue. "A medical team who had gone to check on a covid patient was beaten and held hostage by patient's family. Police went to rescue the team and were attacked by the patient’s family. The cops retaliated. FIR has been filed on behalf of the medical team. Probe has been ordered against accused cops," said the Superintendent of Police (SP), Vivek Singh. Watch the full video for more.
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In a first, a drive-in vaccination facility was set up at Mumbai's BMC centre in Dadar. The Kohinoor public parking of the centre was converted into a vaccination centre, wherein people can sit in their cars and get inoculated. Shiv Sena leader Rahul Shewale said, "Similar facilities will be set up at other multipurpose parking sites by BMC." Inspired by drive-in COVID testing, this facility is far more convenient for people as there is no fear of maintaining social distancing.
West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee visited the Kalighat temple on Sunday. The TMC supremo offered prayers at the temple after victory in assembly polls. Mamata was accompanied by her nephew & TMC leader Abhishek Banerjee. Meanwhile, many leaders including PM Modi have congratulated her for the TMC win. Defence Minister Rajnath Singh also congratulated Mamata for her victory. Bengal Guv Jagdeep Dhankhar also took to Twitter to congratulate Mamata. Congress' Rahul Gandhi congratulated Mamata & people of Bengal for defeating BJP. Punjab CM Amarinder Singh & Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik also congratulated Mamata. Shiv Sena's Sanjay Raut congratulated the 'Tigress of Bengal' on Twitter. Samajwadi Party’s Akhilesh Yadav and BSP supremo Mayawati also congratulated Mamata for the good performance of TMC.
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A crowd in Sangamner of Ahmednagar district in Maharashtra was seen attacking and chasing a State Reserve Police Force personnel who had gone to disperse the huge assembly of people. An FIR was registered against several people, including 5 named accused. The accused are currently absconding.
24 states including Maharashtra, Delhi, Uttar Pradesh and West Bengal have more than 15% positivity rate for COVID-19 in their daily infections, informed Union Health Ministry. "Maharashtra, Karnataka, Kerala, Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan, Andhra Pradesh, Gujarat, Tamil Nadu, Chhattisgarh, West Bengal, Haryana and Bihar have a high caseload," said Arti Ahuja, Additional Secretary (Health) while addressing a press conference in Delhi.
Parliament has been suspended for a short period following a prorogation ceremony. Black Rod Sarah Clarke, the senior House of Lords officer tasked with leading the prorogation ceremony, arrived in the Commons at 2.20pm to request MPs attend the Lords.
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Shiv Sena leader Sanjay Raut demanded for special session of Parliament to keep an open discussion with government of all states due to prevailing COVID-19 situation. "I have demanded a special session of Parliament because I have been speaking to political leaders of the country. They say situation of COVID-19 is grim in their states too. So, if government calls a special session, there will be open discussion on the COVID-19 situation of all states," said Shiv Sena leader Sanjay Raut.
Shiv Sena MP Sanjay Raut has demanded that a special Parliament session be convened to discuss the ongoing Covid crisis in the country. He said that he has been speaking to several political leaders over the last few days and every state has been saying that the situation is very serious. Raut said that if a special session of the Parliament is called, states’ issues can be addressed. This comes as the BJP and Shiv Sena have been locked in a war of words over the Covid situation in the country. At present, Maharashtra is also struggling with a shortage of medical oxygen and Remdesivir.
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CBI has booked former Maharashtra Home Minister Anil Deshmukh over corruption allegations. The probe agency also carried out searches at various locations in Mumbai on Saturday. Corruption charges against Deshmukh were levelled by ex-Mumbai top cop Param Bir Singh. CBI had carried out preliminary enquiry on Bombay HC orders to look into the allegations. Officials said CBI got enough prima facie material during enquiry to start a formal probe. CBI has registered an FIR against Deshmukh under the Prevention of Corruption Act. After lodging case, CBI started a search operation at a number of locations in Mumbai. On March 25, Param Bir Singh filed criminal PIL seeking a CBI probe against Deshmukh. Singh claimed Deshmukh had asked cops including suspended Sachin Waze to extort money. Singh had made the revelations after he was transferred as Mumbai Police Commissioner. Deshmukh, who is an NCP leader, resigned from the State cabinet on April 5.
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Union Minister and BJP leader Prakash Javadekar lashed out at Maharashtra government over extortion allegations against Anil Deshmukh and Sachin Waze case. "It is clear that Maharashtra's Maha Vikas Aghadi (MVA) is actually 'Maha Vasooli Aghadi'. Its common minimum programme is 'collect money through police'," said Prakash Javadekar.
Shiv Sena leader Sanjay Raut has said that there is a political conspiracy behind arrested cop Sachin Vaze naming Anil Parab in his latest letter. ‘There have been efforts from day one to topple the Maharashtra government. The faces of those who are trying to topple the government are coming to light. A new trend has come to light wherein people who are in jail write letters. People in jail write letters and they are considered as evidence,’ Raut said. Waze had written a letter to the NIA claiming that Maharashtra ministers had asked him to illegally collect money for them. BJP leaders had cited the allegations to demand Anil Parab’s resignation. Watch the full video for all the details.
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Shiv Sena leader Sanjay Raut came forward to defend Maharashtra Minister Anil Parab over the allegation levelled by Sachin Waze, and said no Shiv Sainik can take false oath in the name of Bala Saheb Thackeray. "A new tactic has come to light wherein people who are in jail write letters. This is a political conspiracy. I know Anil Parab, he can never indulge in such work. I can assure, no Shiv Sainik can take a false oath in Bala Saheb Thackeray's name," said Raut.
Amid the political turmoil in the Maharashtra ruling alliance, the Union Home Minister Amit Shah declined to comment on the meeting with the Nationalist Congress Party chief Sharad Pawar yesterday. NCP..