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Rajasthan Governor Cancels Independence Day Event Over COVID,Hint For Gehlot Government
Rajasthan Governor cancels Independence Day event citing Covid amid fight with Ashok Gehlot over calling assembly session
Rajasthan Governor Cancels Independence Day Event Over COVID, Hint For Gehlot Government
New Delhi: Rajasthan Governor Kalraj Mishra, today in a statement canceling the annual Independence Day "at-home" event over what he called a spike in the coronavirus cases, delivered a message that CM Ashok will not like to hear.
Kalraj Mishra said that he was concerned about the "frightening" situation in the state and the rising active virus cases.
"When the assembly session was canceled on March 13, then there were two cases. At the time the session was canceled to fight the spread of the global pandemic," said Mr. Mishra.
"There were 3381 cases on July 1. Now it is more than 10,000. The unrelenting virus spread is a cause for concern and the state has to take serious steps to save people from this worldwide pandemic."
The statement came a day after CM Gehlot submitted his third proposal for the assembly session from Friday. The governor blocked two previous proposals raising questions including one on coronavirus precautions.
Mr. Mishra on the last request had asked how the special distancing and other virus protocol would be maintained during the session.
Mr. Gehmot yesterday met with his cabinet to discuss the Governor's questions and sent a revised proposal for the special session citing coronavirus.
On the governor's point on coronavirus precautions, the Gehlot cabinet said that it was upto the Speaker to ensure that all checks were in place.
Also, it pointed out that Goa, Manipur ad Puducherry had held sessions in the middle of the virus battle.
Mr. Gehlot's request to the Governor does not mention a trust vote. "We have a majority. We will prove it if required," said a minister on Tuesday