After the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Sunday won the Rampur parliamentary seat bypoll, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath expressed gratitude to the people of the state, saying that the by-election result puts a seal of public's faith in the double-engine BJP government at the Centre and state.
Officials said the security has been sanctioned to the legislators following a recommendation made by central security agencies to the Ministry of Home Affairs, stating they and their families faced potential threats to their physical security owing to the current political scenario in Maharashtra.
India on Sunday reported 11,739 fresh Covid cases and 25 deaths. With this rise in cases, the active caseload has increased to 92,576, which is 0.21 per cent of total cases. The death toll climbed to 5,24,999, the Union health ministry data updated at 8am stated. The Covid recovery rate in India is currently 98.58 per cent.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday said that during the Emergency imposed in 1975 attempts were made to «crush democracy» in India, and asserted that it is difficult to find another such example in the world where people defeated a «dictatorial mindset» through democratic means. «We must not forget the dark period of Emergency,» PM Modi said.
The accusations are based on Jafri’s cross-examination during the Gulbarg Society massacre trial.
Amit Shah tweeted he salutes all the patriots who sacrificed everything to reestablish democracy and defeat dictatorial mindset.
Following vandalism by SFI cadres in Rahul Gandhi's parliamentary office in Wayanad, Youth Congress workers staged protests outside the CPM office on Saturday.
Amarnath Yatra to commence from June 30 and conclude on August 11.