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Kapil Sibal slams PM Modi for being silent on corruption by BJP men

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New Delhi, May 12: Senior Congress leader Kapil Sibal asked Why Prime Minister Narendra Modi is still silent and is unable to act against his own BJP men who are involved in corruption after the Gujarat High Court declared state BJP minister Bhupendrasinh Chudasama’s election in 2017 as void on grounds of malpractice and manipulation.

Why Prime Minister Narendra Modi dosen’t get angry these days on seeing widespread corruption by its own BJP leaders, Senior Kapil Sibal said BJP minister Bhupendrasinh Chudasama, who is currently holding a portfolio of Law and justice minister , should be deemed to be a minister for corrupt affairs and PM Modi should sack Chudasama from his (BJP) party.”

” The BJP will approach Supreme court now. The corrupt practices have been proved so normal procedure of the Supreme Court is that the the person can mark the register for his candidature but will not be able to vote and attend assembly proceedings but I think BJP will make an attempt to ask for leniency from Court, ” Sibal added while slamming Modi for being a mute spectator when his men are involved in corruption.

Kapil Sibal pointed out discrepancies , saying the counting of the postal ballot should be done before EVM but in this concerned case, postal ballots were counted so that it can be adjusted, the returning officer rejected 429 postal ballots and we believe that that were in favour of Congress as BJP candidate Bhupendrasinh Chudasama won by 327 margin.

Drawing attention to the crumbling of constitutional institutions under Modi’s rule, he said, ” It is a very serious matter how the constitutional infrastructure is being weakened and the PM who used to talk about fighting corruption is nowadays silent.”

Justice Paresh Upadhyay cancelled Chudasama’s election in an order passed on an petition filed by Congress candidate Ashwin Rathod, challenging the BJP leader’s victory from Dholka constituency by a margin of 327 votes in the 2017 Gujarat Assembly polls.

Rathod had demanded re-verification of 429 postal ballots that the returning officer had canceled. The judge is also reported to have passed strict comments on the way returning officer Dhaval Jani acted.

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Bengal transport staff demand safety after corona positive case

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Kolkata, Jul 14 (IANS): A group of employees of state-run West Bengal Surface Transport Corporation on Tuesday staged protest at the Sector-V depot after a colleague tested coronavirus positive to demand health safety measures.

Sources said a Transport Department employee was also detected with Covid-like symptoms.

They demanded immediate sanitisation of the Sector-V depot and the barrack where they live.

“We are protesting to demand immediate sanitisation of the bus depot and the barrack where we stay. The Transport Department has to assure us that they will take care of our health during the pandemic,” said Abhijit Hore, a corporation staff.

Hore said that the government must take necessary measures to protect the health of transport employees who are running bus services.

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Number of recoveries five times higher than active cases in Delhi

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With 1,606 new coronavirus cases and 35 deaths in the last 24 hours, the national capitals Covid-19 tally touched 1,15,346 on Tuesday, while 3,446 people have succumbed to the deadly virus so far.

According to Delhi government’s daily health bulletin, as many as 93,236 people have recovered, almost five times the number of active cases which stands at 18,664. A total of 1,924 patients recovered in the last 24 hours.

On June 23, the city had witnessed the highest single-day peak of 3,947 cases, but the figures have come down steadily since then despite the number of tests increasing.

Testing numbers in the city have also gone up since the commencement of rapid antigen tests last month. Over 5,650 RT-PCR and 15,413 rapid antigen tests were conducted on Tuesday.

Currently, 4,194 beds are occupied in the hospitals out of a total capacity of 15,300 — 2,041 in the dedicated Covid Care Centres out of 9,294 and 128 in the dedicated Covid Health Centres against the availability of 544 beds. Over 10,695 people are under home isolation.

The number of containment zones in the national capital stood at 657, one less than the previous day.

Last week, the number of containment zones increased by more than 150 after the city government decided to break the existing hotspots into smaller clusters for better surveillance.

Source: IANS

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4,526 new corona cases in TN, 4,743 discharged

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Chennai, Jul 14 (IANS): Tamil Nadu on Tuesday registered 4,526 new coronavirus cases while the number of such patients cured and discharged from various hospitals totalled 4,743, the Health Department said.

With new cases, the southern state’s total tally is 147,324, including 97,310 cured persons. There are now 47,912 active cases in Tamil Nadu.

A total of 67 more COVID-19 deaths in the last 24-hour cycle took the state’s death toll to 2,099.

The number of infected children in the state in the age group 0-12 went up to 7,304.

The state capital Chennai continued to head the Covid-19 infection table with 1,078 new cases and a total tally of 79,662. Active cases in the city total 15,814, with 1,858 patients discharged in Chennai on Tuesday.

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