Headlines: Ahead Of Floor Test, CBI Raid Residences Of Bihar MLAs
Ahead Of Floor Test, CBI Raid Bihar MLAs
On Wednesday, the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) raided the residences of RJD MLAs in connection with the alleged “land for jobs” scam.
In its investigation, the CBI raided the properties linked to RJD MLA Sunil Singh and three MPs- Ashfaque Karim, Faiyaz Ahmed, and Subodh Roy.
Amused by the CBI raid, the Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) questioned the timing of the raids. It is because the Bihar assembly, on Wednesday, is going to witness a trust vote of the newly formed Bihar government.
Questioning the agency’s action, RJD MP Manoj Jha said the raids were done intentionally with the sole purpose of intimidating the party’s legislators. He said, “It is being done intentionally. There is no meaning to it. They are doing it thinking that out of fear, MLAs will come in their favour“.
The MP also accused the ruling BJP, citing, “Useless to say that it is a raid by ED or IT or CBI, it is a raid by Bhartiya Janata Party. They work under BJP now; their offices run with BJP script. Today is the floor test, and what is happening here? It has become predictable”.
CBI raids are underway in Bihar, in connection with the alleged land for job scam. pic.twitter.com/JnGZOcSG7N
— ANI (@ANI) August 24, 2022
Protests Erupt Over Hyderabad Court’s Release Orders To Telangana MLA Raja Singh
The Hyderabad police, on Tuesday, produced the suspended Bhartiya Janata Party legislator, T Raja Singh, before a court for his statements outraging religious sentiments of the Muslim community.
However, the court immediately released the MLA because of the irregularities which the police followed to arrest him. The court, in T Raja’s release orders, mentioned that the police did not follow a proper procedure to arrest. Therefore, it grants a release order to the accused.
Following the release of the MLA, protests erupted over the streets of the Hyderabad city. And to control the situation, the police carried out a flag march on Wednesday.
T Raja Singh is an MLA from the Goshamahal Assembly constituency in Hyderabad. The police arrested him for his alleged remarks against Prophet Mohammad, instigating the Muslim community’s religious sentiments.
As the incident came into the limelight, the Bhartiya Janata Party suspended the MLA from the party’s primary membership.
— Live Law (@LiveLawIndia) August 23, 2022
Ashok Gehlot To Be The New Congress Party President
As the Congress party is preparing itself to announce its final schedule to elect a new party president by September 21, party president Sonia Gandhi met Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot on Tuesday and urged him to take charge as the new party chief.
Ashok Gehlot’s chances to lead the party are high because ex-Congress party president Rahul Gandhi clearly indicated that he is not ready to take charge of the party’s top leadership.
Meanwhile, Mr Gehlot, according to sources, is uncomfortable with the idea and reiterated his earlier stance that former party chief Rahul Gandhi can better lead the party on the national stage.
As the #Congress gets ready to announce its final schedule to elect a new party president by September 21, incumbent president Sonia Gandhi met Rajasthan Chief Minister #AshokGehlot on Tuesday and is understood to have asked him to take over.https://t.co/Wyr3CA3gK2
— The Hindu (@the_hindu) August 24, 2022
Covid-Bulletin: India Logs 10,649 New Covid-19 Cases; Recovery Rate At 98.59%
According to the latest data released by the union health ministry, India has registered 10,649 new covid-19 cases in the previous 24 hours. With this tally, the active caseload of India currently stands at 96,442. Meanwhile, daily recoveries counted the figure of 10,677 in the last 24 hours. With this tally, the total recoveries have reached 4,37,44,301. The daily and weekly positivity rates stand at 2.62% and 3.32%, respectively. As per the Indian Council of Medical Research, the country has conducted 88.35 crore covid-19 tests so far. On the vaccination front, India has administered 210.58 crore covid-19 vaccine doses so far under the nationwide vaccination drive.
— Ministry of Health (@MoHFW_INDIA) August 24, 2022