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Daily NEWS Summary | 21-11-2021

Expanded Cabinet of Rajasthan; 15 ministers were sworn in

Daily NEWS Summary | 21-11-2021; As part of the long-awaited expansion and reorganization of Rajasthan’s cabinet, 15 ministers were sworn in on Sunday, bringing the strength of the cabinet to the maximum allowed limit of 30. Eleven of the lawmakers who were sworn in were appointed cabinet ministers and four as ministers of state.

Governor Kalraj Mishra swore in the new ministers at Raj Bhawan Gardens here. The 11 cabinet ministers included Mamta Bhupesh, Bhajan Lal Jatav and Tikaram Jully, who were promoted to ministers of state.

Two former ministers, Vishvendra Singh and Ramesh Meena, who were fired along with then-Chief Deputy Minister Sachin Pilot after his rebellion in July 2020, have triumphantly returned to the state cabinet. Hemaram Choudhary, Mahendrajeet Singh Malviya, Ramlal Jat, Mahesh Joshi, Govind Ram Meghwal and Shakuntla Rawat were also appointed cabinet ministers.

The new state ministers who were sworn in at the ceremony were the two MPs Kaman Zahida Khan, Jhunjhunu Brijendra Singh Ola, Dausa MLA Murari Lal Meena and Udaipurwati MLA Rajendra Singh Gudha, who was elected to the Bahujan Samaj party list and later joined to Congress.

The expanded cabinet has three women and four Dalit members. None of the independent MLAs, who had supported the congress government during last year’s political crisis, have been appointed minister. It was the first cabinet shakeup of the congress government since came to power in 2018.

Following enlargement, the Council of Ministers now has 19 ministers and 10 ministers of state, in addition to Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot.

Although Gehlot collected resignation letters from all the ministers before the swearing-in ceremony, he handed over the papers of only three of them to the governor for acceptance. The three ministers – Govind Singh Dotasra, Harish Chaudhary and Raghu Sharma – were fired under the “one man, one job” formula in Congress; all three hold official positions in the party.

Gehlot told reporters after the swearing-in ceremony that while an attempt was made to represent all sections of the cabinet, portfolios would be awarded with preparations for the 2023 Assembly elections in mind.

Pilot MP Tonk Sachin, whose rebellion threatened the stability of the congressional government, told a press conference that the cabinet shakeup sent a “positive message” and denied that there had been any factionalism within the party. He said that the issues raised by him, such as the proper representation of Dalits, had been dealt with with a “comprehensive approach” in expanding the Cabinet.

SKM to Raise Pending Farmers’ Lawsuits in Open Letter to Prime Minister Modi

Daily NEWS Summary | 21-11-2021; Samyukt Kisan Morcha (SKM) announced on that they would write an open letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi mentioning the pending demands of farmers and await the withdrawal of agricultural laws in parliament.

Farmers will continue their preset hours until November 29, the first day of Parliament’s winter session. It was decided that they would show their strength at the Lucknow mahapanchayat on Monday. This will be the first public meeting of the coordinating body of farmers’ unions after the Prime Minister’s announcement.

Speaking to the media after the Singhu Central Border Committee meeting, Farmer Chief Balbir Singh Rajewal said: “We will write an open letter to the Prime Minister seeking clarification on the committee to be formed on the subsidy of the MSP. “

He said the prime minister in his speech on Friday was unclear about the rights, duties and schedule of the committee. “In addition, we will also call for the withdrawal of complaints against farmers during the riots, compensation for farmers who lost their lives, the discussion of the 2020 Electricity Bill and the dismissal of Ajay Mishra, Minister of State in the Ministry of the Interior, “Rajewal said. .

The next meeting of the farmers’ body is scheduled for November 27, where a decision will be made on the future direction, Rajewal said.

The Union Cabinet will approve the repeal of agricultural laws on November 24

Daily NEWS Summary | 21-11-2021; The Union cabinet, at its next meeting on November 24, will consider for approval the repeal of the three agricultural laws announced by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on November 20. The repeal proposal will then be considered by Parliament at the beginning of Parliament’s winter session on November 29.

The government confirmed that the Union cabinet agenda reflected the same. “The repeal of the three agricultural laws: the Agricultural Trade and Trade (Promotion and Facilitation) Law of 2020, the Agricultural Prices and Services (Empowerment and Protection) Agreement for Farmers of 2020 and the Law of the Essential Products (Amendment) Act, 2020 – will be submitted for approval at the Union Cabinet meeting to be held on Wednesday, ”the source said.

It comes after Prime Minister Modi’s Friday morning announcement that his government would repeal all three laws even as protests by farmer groups against him headed towards the first anniversary. The government’s move is expected to deflate some of the opposition’s campaign aggression against the BJP when states like Uttar Pradesh and Punjab go to the assembly polls in 2022.

TMC leader Sayani Ghosh arrested for interrogation in Tripura

Daily NEWS Summary | 21-11-2021; Tripura police arrested West Bengal Trinamool Congress leader Sayani Ghosh on Sunday for questioning following a complaint by the ruling BJP employee that he disrupted a meeting around the corner of Prime Minister Biplab Kumar Deb on Saturday evening, according to an official.

Ghosh, the secretary of the West Bengal TMC youth unit, was arrested the day before a planned visit by the party’s national secretary general, Abhishek Banerjee, after being summoned for questioning at a police station.

A police officer, who did not want to be named, said a BJP employee lodged a complaint that when Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb was addressing a corner meeting on Saturday night, Ghosh came and shouted “Khela Hobey” is coming “) and claimed that there weren’t even 50 people at the meeting.

“Khela Hobey” is a slogan used by the TMC during the West Bengal assembly elections which took place in March-April this year. TMC executives alleged that their workers were also mistreated by BJP supporters outside the East Agartala Women’s Police Station, a charge denied by the Saffron Party.

Abhishek Banerjee in a tweet accused the BJP government in the northeastern state of ignoring Supreme Court orders on the rights of political parties to conduct peaceful agendas.

“@BjpBiplab has become so INCREDIBLY EFFECTIVE that even now Supreme Court orders don’t seem to bother him anymore. He’s repeatedly sent thugs to attack our supporters and candidates instead of keeping them safe! democracy under @ BJP4Tripura, ”Banerjee said in the Twitter post, attaching a video of the alleged attack on Sunday morning.

The Supreme Court recently ordered the police in Tripura to ensure that no political party can exercise their rights under the law to campaign peacefully. Police said unidentified criminals attacked a group of people who gathered near the police station during Ghosh’s interrogation, but no one was injured.

The TMC is contesting Tripura’s municipal elections to be held on November 25. The ruling BJP has already won 112 of 334 unopposed seats in 20 local urban bodies, including the Agartala Municipal Corporation. This will be the first civic election the BJP will face after coming to power in 2018.

The Mamata Banerjee-led party is trying to gain a foothold in the state ahead of the 2023 parliamentary elections. TMC MP Rajya Sabha, Sushmita Dev, claimed BJP-protected thugs attacked party leaders and workers in the premises of the police station after Ghosh’s arrival. .

Five MPs to present dissenting notes on the personal data bill panel

Daily NEWS Summary | 21-11-2021; At least five of the 30 members of the Joint Parliamentary Committee on Personal Data Protection (PDP) bill present dissenting notes. The sources said at least three of them targeted the controversial clause that allows the Union government to exempt from the law any agency under its purview.

According to informed sources, Congress leaders Jairam Ramesh, Manish Tewari and Gaurav Gogoi; Derek O’Brien, from Trinamool; and Biju Janata Dal MP Amar Patnaik will transfer the dissenting notes. Sources said more members may join this list. The panel will meet on Monday to approve the report on the long-awaited law. The panel has been studying the bill since 2019.

Article 35, in the name of “sovereignty”, “friendly relations with foreign States” and “State security” allows any body dependent on the government of the Union to be exempted from all or part of the provisions of the law . This clause is gaining prominence in the context of recent revelations in the Pegasus spyware case, where public and private citizens were allegedly spied on by the government.

The panel reached a middle ground on the clause by agreeing that the government should put in writing the reasons for granting an exemption to any body. The demand that this clause be adequately amended to also include the provision to seek parliamentary approval to request such exemptions was not accepted.

Ramesh was one of the members who argued that the government should present in Parliament the recorded reasons for granting an exemption to any government agency in order to improve transparency and accountability.

In his dissenting memorandum against Article 35, Ramesh said that the design of the PDP 2019 bill assumes that the constitutional right to privacy exists only when it comes to the operations and activities of private companies. “Governments and government agencies are treated as a distinct privileged class whose operations and activities are always in the public interest and individual privacy considerations are secondary,” he wrote.

He added that the idea that the Puttaswamy (private life) judgment of the Supreme Court of August 2017 affects only “a very, very, very small part of the Indian population” and “is, in my opinion, deeply flawed and troubling. “.

Covid updates: The number of reported coronavirus cases in India was 3,45,10,417 at the time of this bulletin, with a death toll of 4,65,662.

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