Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray on Wednesday announced his resignation from the post as head of the MVA government. His resignation was triggered apparently after the Supreme Court gave its go ahead for the floor test in Maharashtra Assembly on Thursday as the apex court refused to stay the state Governor’s direction for a floor test, which was challenged by Shiv Sena chief whip Sunil Prabhu.
“We are not staying tomorrow’s floor test,” the Supreme Court bench said. The court also issued notice on Shiv Sena Chief Whip Sunil Prabhu’s plea and said that the floor test will be subject to the outcome of the present petition.
According to sources, Thackeray chose to step down to save his face for he knew his defeat was imminent if a floor test was conducted. Now, decks for a BJP-led government are cleared, with Devendra Fadnavis as Chief Minister and rebel Shiv Sena leader Eknath Shinde as his deputy.
Announcing his resignation, an emotional Thackeray said, “I don’t care for the post, I care for support of my Shiv Sainiks. I am not the one to be scared, but rather than spilling the blood of the Shiv Sainiks on the streets, I will step down.” Thackeray also announced his resignation from the state Legislative Council.
Shiv Sena chief whip Sunil Prabhu had on Wednesday morning filed an urgent plea with Supreme Court challenging Maharashtra Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari’s direction to Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray for a floor test on Thursday 30June. The hearing began at 5 in the evening and continued till 9 p.m. However, after hearing the arguments, the apex court refused to intervene with the Governor’s directions. The Supreme Court had also held that results of the floor test will be subject to the final outcome of SS chief whip Prabhu’s petition. The Court was to hear Prabhu’s petition on July 12, along with rebel MLAs’ plea challenging disqualification proceedings Deputy Speaker had set in motion against 16 Shiv Sena rebel legislators including their leader Shinde. After the apex court on Tuesday stayed Deputy Speaker’s disqualification notice to 16 rebel Shiv Sena MLAs, BJP leader Devendra Fadnavis had met Governor Koshyari. “We have told the Governor that he should ask the Chief Minister to conduct a floor test and prove majority,” he had told the media after meeting the Governor. Keeping in view that the MVA government has lost numbers in the House, Koshyari on Wednesday directed the Maharashtra Legislature Secretary to conduct a floor test on Thursday at 11 a.m. The Governor had called special session of the House for the purpose. Moving swiftly, Shiv Sena chief whip Sunil Prabhu on Wednesday morning filed a plea in Supreme Court challenging Governor Koshyari’s direction. Pleading for an urgent hearing of Prabhu’s petition, senior advocate Abhishek Manu Singhvi told the vacation bench of Justice Surya Kant and JB Pardiwala that the “floor test is illegal” as it cannot include persons facing disqualification. After hearing the arguments, the bench allowed the petition and began hearing at 5 p.m. on Wednesday. Earlier in the day, Chief Minister Thackeray held a Cabinet meeting, where proposal to rename Aurangabad to Sambhaji Nagar was unanimously passed. Expressing his annoyance and dismay at the Governor directing a floor test without holding consultation with his Cabinet, Thackeray thanked all his cabinet colleagues for standing by him for over two and a half years. “You all supported me in the past over two and a half years. I thank you all. Forgive me if I hurt anybody. My own people betrayed me … this I will regret always,” said the Chief Minister. According to sources, the rebel MLAs, camping in Guwahati, headed to Goa in a chartered SpiceJet flight on Wednesday from where they were to move to Mumbai on Thursday for the trust vote. However, after Thackeray announced his resignation, they all left Goa for Mumbai.
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White House condemns attack on Salman Rushdie; calls it ‘reprehensible’
The White House on Saturday called the attack on Salman Rushdie “reprehensible”. President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris wished the renowned author a speedy recovery.
In his statement, US National Security Adviser Jake Sullivan said, “Today, the nation and the globe witnessed a heinous act against the author Salman Rushdie. This violent act is abhorrent. The Biden-Harris Administration as a whole is hoping for a quick recovery for him.”
Meanwhile, Sullivan went on to say that “We are grateful to law enforcement for its prompt and effective work, which is ongoing, and to good citizens and first responders for aiding Mr. Rushdie so quickly after the incident.”
Earlier, New York State Police identified the suspect as Hadi Matar. Matar hail from Fairview, New Jersey, and is 24 years old.
“The suspect has been identified as Hadi Matar, 24, from Fairview, New Jersey. Earlier today, approx at 10:47 am, the speaker Rushdie, 75, and Henry Reese, 73 has just arrived at the stage of the institution and shortly thereafter the suspect jumped out of the stage and attacked at least once in the neck and at least once in the abdomen,” Major Eugene J. Staniszewski said.
Known for his free speech, Salman Rushdie received death threats for his book ‘The Satanic Verses. The book was released in 1988 and after 30 years of a fatwa, Rushdie was attacked. Rushdie was stabbed in the neck when he was on stage at the Chautauqua Institution. Rushdie is of Indian origin and is currently a citizen of Britain.
However, the Chautauqua Institution is a non-profit community on Lake Chautauqua in southwestern New York province.
J&K government sacked four government employees, has relations with terrorists
The Jammu and Kashmir government, using Article 311 of the Indian Constitution, has sacked four employees. The employees who have been sacked have links with terrorists and terrorist organizations.
The who have been sacked are Assbah Arzoomand Khan, Muhit Ahmed Bhat, Majeed Hussain Qadri, and Saeed Abdul Mueed.
Meanwhile, Assbah Arzoomand Khan is an officer of the Jammu and Kashmir Administrative Service. Khan joined the service in the year 2011 and is the wife of terrorist Farooq Ahmed Dar also known as Bitta Karate. Bitta Karate is counted among the big terrorists of the Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front.
Muhit Ahmed Bhat is a scientist at the University of Kashmir. He is accused of organizing programs in the university in support of Pakistan and terrorists and mobilizing students for terrorism.
Majid Hussain Qadri is an Assistant Professor at the University of Kashmir. He is accused of being associated with the terrorist organization Lashkar-e-Taiba.
Syed Abdul Mueed was posted as IT Manager at Jammu and Kashmir Entrepreneurship Development Institute. He is the son of Hizbul Mujahideen chief Syed Salahuddin. This is the third son of the Hizbul chief, who has been dismissed from service by the government on terrorism charges. Before this, two of his sons have been removed from service.
However, Article 311 of the constitution empowers the government to dismiss an employee without assigning any reason. After Manoj Sinha became the Lieutenant Governor of Jammu and Kashmir, till now more than 40 employees have been sacked considering it a threat to the security of the country.
Fifth case of Monkeypox in Delhi, 22-year-old woman admitted to LNJP
The fifth case of monkeypox has been reported in Delhi on Friday. The Medical Director of Lok Nayak Jai Prakash Narayan Hospital Dr. Suresh Kumar informed about the fifth case of monkeypox.
On Friday a 22-year-old woman tested positive and she is currently under observation in the hospital.
“One patient has been admitted in LNJP and her sample tested positive, at present 4 patients are admitted and one has been discharged. A total of five cases of Monkeypox have been reported in Delhi. She came positive yesterday. A team of doctors are treating her,” Dr. Kumar said.
Meanwhile, the patient traveled one month ago and has no recent travel history.
Earlier on 24 July, Delhi confirmed its first case of monkeypox. A day after it was declared a Public Health Emergency of International Concern by the World Health Organization (WHO).
The Central government had also released guidelines to check the virus spread in India. Close contact with sick persons, dead or live wild animals, and others have been advised to avoid.
However, on 14 July the first case of monkeypox was reported in India from Kerala’s Kollam district.
‘I appeal to all countrymen to hoist the Tiranga at your home’, say Amit Shah
Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Saturday unfurled the tricolor at his residence in Delhi. Shah also urged countrymen to hoist the flag at their homes from August 13 to 15. Under the aegis of Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav, the countrymen are being encouraged to hoist the tricolor at their homes.
Taking to Twitter Shah said, “Tiranga is our pride. It unites and inspires everyone Indian. On PM Narendra Modi Ji’s clarion call of Har Ghar Tiranga, today hoisted a Tiranga at my residence in New Delhi and paid tributes to our valorous heroes who sacrificed everything for the Motherland.”
“I appeal to all countrymen to hoist the Tiranga at your home from 13th-15th August and to be a part of this campaign of awakening the spirit of patriotism in every heart. Also, upload your picture with the Tiranga on http://harghartiranga.com and inspire others for the same,” Shah said.
Earlier, Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched the ‘Har Ghar Tiranga’ campaign. He called upon the people of the country to join it. PM Modi said that the tricolor not only has three colors, but it is also a reflection of our commitment to the present, our past glory, and our dreams for the future.
However, Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav is an initiative of the government to celebrate 75 years of Independence. The national flag will be hoisted in every house of the country till 15th August.
Congress interim President Sonia Gandhi tests positive for COVID-19
Congress interim President Sonia Gandhi tested positive for COVID-19 on Saturday. Congress general secretary in charge of communications and senior party leader, Jairam Ramesh informed.
Taking to Twitter Jairam Ramesh said, “Congress President Smt. Sonia Gandhi has tested positive for Covid-19 today. She will remain in isolation as per Govt. protocol.”
In the last three months, Gandhi has tested positive for Covid for the second time. As per government protocol, the party chief will remain in isolation.
Rajasthan chief minister Ashok Gehlot expressed concern and said, “Concerned about the health of Congress President Smt. Sonia Gandhi Ji as she tested positive for #COVID19. Wish her a speedy recovery. May she get well soon. Prayers for her good health and well-being.”
Earlier on Wednesday (August 10), Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi tested positive for COVID. Taking to Twitter Vadra tweeted, “Tested positive for COVID (again!) today. Will be isolating at home and following all protocols.”
Moreover, the Leader of Opposition in Rajya Sabha and senior Congress leader Mallikarjun Kharge on Tuesday tested positive for COVID.
“I have tested positive for #COVID19. I request those who came in contact with me recently to take care,” Kharge tweeted.
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