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Daily NEWS Summary | 26-07-2021

Yediyurappa announces his resignation as Chief Minister of Karnataka

Daily NEWS Summary | 26-07-2021; B S Yediyurappa announced his resignation as Karnataka Chief minister, his government has just completed its two years in power. The 78-year-old BJP veteran said he would submit his resignation to the governor after lunch.

“Do not take me any other way, with his permission … I have decided that after lunch I will go to Raj Bhavan and present my resignation as prime minister to the governor,”

Yediyurappa said in a strangled voice, he got emotional.

Pegasus issue: government creates two-member commission of inquiry

Daily NEWS Summary | 26-07-2021; The government has set up a commission of inquiry to investigate the Pegasus spyware dispute, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee said on Monday. The decision was made at a cabinet meeting, she said.

The two-member commission will include retired Supreme Court Justice M.B. Lokur and the former President of the Calcutta High Court, Jyotirmoy Bhattacharya. Banerjee said that since there were “aggrieved parties” in whose phones had been put under surveillance, the commission would investigate the matter. Last week she urged the Supreme Court to hear the suo motu matter.

Later that day, the chief minister left for Delhi, where she is expected to meet with opposition party leaders. Significantly, there were key changes in the dynamics of Congress and the TMC ahead of his visit, the former showing a willingness to make many concessions.

The first step was to remove West Bengal Pradesh Congress President Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury from the equation, with whom the TMC was unwilling to speak. Congress President Sonia Gandhi has entrusted Mallikarjun Kharge, opposition leader in Rajya Sabha, with the responsibility of coordinating with allies in both houses of parliament.

Sources said that main leader Shashi Tharoor has now signed up to serve as a liaison with the TMC in Lok Sabha. Tharoor met the leader of the parliamentary party TMC, Sudip Bandhopadhyay, to brief him on July 26.

The second step was that Congress acknowledged that not only Rahul Gandhi, but also TMC General Secretary Abhishek Banerjee were victims of the Pegasus cyberattack with a tweet from his official ID. He posted a photo saying Banerjee had been attacked due to the West Bengal Assembly elections. “The insecurities of the Modi government are endless,” the tweet read.

Banerjee is expected to meet with a number of leaders during his visit. He will also visit Sonia Gandhi. He will spend a day in Parliament, where meetings with other opposition leaders are scheduled, including Akhilesh Yadav, DMK, RJD from the Samajwadi party and others. The party has remained silent on whether or not to organize a joint meeting of the opposition.

Six Assam Police Killed in “Border Showdown” with Mizoram “Criminals”

Daily NEWS Summary | 26-07-2021; At least six members of the Assam police force were gunned down by criminals from neighboring Mizoram on Monday as violence escalated along the interstate border in Cachar district, Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma said.

Congress establishes two conditions for the functioning of Parliament

Daily NEWS Summary | 26-07-2021; A discussion of the Pegasus cyberattack in the presence of Prime Minister or Home Secretary Amit Shah, followed by a judicial inquiry, are the prerequisites for the functioning of parliament, Congress said on Monday.

Rahul Gandhi drives tractor in parliament to protest against farm bill

Daily NEWS Summary | 26-07-2021; Former Congress President Rahul Gandhi, accompanied by his fellow MPs, drove a tractor into parliament on Monday to express solidarity with protesting farmers and demand the repeal of the three farm laws.

In addition to supporting farmers in their fight against farm laws, the tractor trip to Parliament aimed to highlight the cause of the farmers’ unions who have been protesting on the outskirts of Delhi’s borders for the past eight months.

His tractor ride from Moti Lal Nehru Marg to one of the perimeter gates of Parliament had taken the police by surprise, as the area fell under Article 144 of the Code of Criminal Procedure (CrPC) and no more gatherings of four people were left. ‘is authorized.

Police arrested about eight congressional workers and seized the tractor. A senior police officer said tractors were not allowed in the New Delhi area under traffic rules. The tractor was driven to Mandir Marg police station. It had no registration number.

Covid updates: The number of reported stood at 3,149,725 at the time of this bulletin, with a death toll of 4,20,997.

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