Indian Roundup — Poaching MLA’s, Grilling Actresses

  • A petition seeking six MLAs from the Bahujan Samaj Party to quit the party and join the Congress will be heard in the Rajasthan High Court on August 11.
  • Actress Riya Chakraborty appeared before the ED on Friday in connection with the death of actor Sushant Singh Rajput.
  • According to a report in the Indian Express, India is preparing to send aid to Lebanon.

Amid political turmoil in Rajasthan, there is talk of an atmosphere of fear in the BJP ahead of the coming Assembly session. As per the report of India Today, some MLAs have been shifted to Gujarat due to a fear of floor-crossing of MLAs in the Rajasthan BJP. The BJP considers it safe to send some MLAs to Gujarat.

Current ruling parties in the states and union territories of India. The BJP and its coalitions are in Orange, Congress and its coalitions are in Blue, and other parties are in Red.

There is a BJP government in Gujarat. A petition seeking six MLAs from the Bahujan Samaj Party to quit the party and join the Congress will be heard in the Rajasthan High Court on August 11. Sources in India say if the membership of these MLAs is canceled, the Congress may try to contact the BJP MLAs.

Earlier on Wednesday, former chief minister Vasundhara Raje was reported to have met senior party leaders in Delhi. However, his silence has been interpreted politically in many ways throughout this chapter.

According to the report, five BJP MLAs have been shifted from Udaipur to Gujarat, including Amrutlal Meena, Babulal Kharadi, Dharmanarayan Joshi, Phoolsinh Meena, and Pratap Gameti. However, senior BJP leader and Leader of Opposition Gulabchand Kataria was not shifted to Gujarat.

The Gujarat government has announced a new industrial policy. This was preceded by an industrial policy announced in 2015, which expired in December 2019, but was extended.

According to a report in the Economic Times, Vijay Rupani said efforts would be made to create jobs, help many sectors, adopt state-of-the-art technology and adopt Industrial 4.0 policy to increase productivity towards a self-reliant Gujarat.

According to the report, the industries will be divided into two categories, one core sector, and the other Sunrise Sector. These industries will be placed in two sectors, in which Gujarat has been a leader and those industries which have the potential for growth and will be included in the Sunrise sector.

The capital subsidy will help 12 percent of the total investment to set up manufacturing units in Gujarat for large industries. Apart from that, help will be given to make MSME industries able to compete globally.

Actress Riya Chakraborty appeared before the ED on Friday in connection with the death of actor Sushant Singh Rajput. The Times of India reported, citing ED officials, that Riya Chakraborty was not cooperating in the interrogation.

The complaint filed by Singh in Patna has leveled allegations against Riya Chakraborty and others. Now the ED is interrogating Riya Chakraborty, her brother, and others in financial matters.

On the evening of 4 August 2020, at 18:08 EEST, multiple explosions occurred in the city of Beirut, the capital of Lebanon. The main explosion was linked to approximately 2,750 tonnes (3,030 short tons) of ammonium nitrate that had been confiscated by the government from an abandoned ship and stored in the port without proper safety measures for the previous six years.

Riya Chakraborty’s brother Shauvik Chakraborty, father and his former manager Shruti Modi were also summoned by the ED for questioning. Riya has filed an application in the Supreme Court seeking transfer of the case filed by Sushant’s father in Patna to Mumbai. The petition will be heard next week.

Beirut Explotion

According to a report in the Indian Express, India is preparing to send aid to Lebanon. A massive explosion at the port of Beirut, caused by a quantity of ammonium nitrate, killed 137 people and injured 5,000, according to the Indian Express. According to the Indian embassy in Beirut, five Indians were injured in the blast and are in stable condition.

Indian Ambassador to Lebanon Suhail Ajaz Khan and his team are in touch with Lebanon and Indian officials and are preparing a list of items needed after the blast. There are four thousand Indians in Lebanon, mostly working in hotel and construction projects.

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Benedict Kasigara

I have been working as a freelance editor/writer since 2006. My specialist subject is film and television having worked for over 10 years from 2005 during which time I was the editor of the BFI Film and Television.

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