GUV Kalraj Mishra cancels I Day AT Home function at Rajasthan Raj Bhawan in view of Covid -19 situation

Rajasthan Governor Kalraj Mishra has cancelled  customary ‘at home’ event on Independence Day due to COVID-19 pandemic. A press statement issued by the Raj Bhawan quoting Mishra said the Governor was concerned about the rise in coronavirus cases in the state. Mishra said when the assembly session was adjourned on March 13, the number of active cases in the state was two and the session was adjourned in view of the spread of the pandemic. The number of active cases on July 1 in the state was 3,381, which has gone beyond 10,000 as on July 28, the statement said. “Serious efforts will have to be made to control corona in the state,” Mishra said. Earlier, Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot had called on him during the day to convene assembly session after the Governor rejected the state cabinet’s request for assembly session from July 31.The Governor could not be convinced about the urgency to hold assembly session at a short notice. Governor Kalraj Mishra has pointed out again that if CM Gehlot wants a floor test, then an assembly session can be called soon, but otherwise the session should be called by giving 21-day notice to then MLAs. Advocate  Sunil Kumar Singh on Wednesday filed an PIL in the Rajasthan High Court saying that the Council of Ministers has requested the Governor to convene the session of the assembly but the request has been turned down. The court is yet to take cognisance of the petition. Rajasthan High Court on Wednesday began hearing a plea by BJP MLA Madan Dilawar contesting  the state assembly’s Speaker decision to reject his complaint against the induction of six BSP MLAs to the Congress, reports News 18.After giving a partial hearing to Dilawar’s plea questioning the Speaker’s order to reject his complaint without issuing notice to him and letting him have his say, a bench of Justice Mahendra Kumar Goyal said the petition for further hearing will be taken up on Thursday. The bench  will hear his petition along with one filed by  BSP petition challenging the Speaker’s order allowing the merger of all its six MLAs to the Congress last September.

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