Rajasthan governor agrees to summon the state assembly session amidst the political crisis; India’s Covid-19 fatality & recovery rates improve

Rajasthan governor agrees to summon the state assembly session amidst the political crisis; India’s Covid-19 fatality & recovery rates improve

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In a recent report, Rajasthan Governor Kalraj Mishra agreed to summon the state’s assembly session only if the government provides a 21-day notice. This comes after few leaders including former Law Minister and Congress leader Salman Khurshid, Ashwani Kumar and Kapil Sibal on Monday wrote a letter to Mishra to convene the assembly session. As per news reports, citing the reason for the letter, leaders said, “We are constrained to write to you in respect of recent developments in the state of Rajasthan concerning the delay in convening the session of Vidhan Sabha as decided and advised by the Council of ministers. This has resulted in an avoidable constitutional impasse.”

This comes after a recent uproar in the Rajasthan’s state politics. Governor has given this statement as a part of three suggestions including three-week notice due to coronavirus pandemic ahead of the convening session. Ashok Gehlot, Chief Minister of Rajasthan wants to call a session quickly to seek the trust of all the MLAs in his camp as rebel Sachin Pilot might lure them through the backing of BJP. This has occurred for the second time that Governor Mishra has returned a proposal for a cabinet meeting. 

India’s Covid-19 fatality rate has been consistently falling with the current rate of 2.28 per cent. 

While the number is lowest in the world, the government attributed the growth to the aggressive increase in testing and strategic lockdown and unlock strategies. On Monday, Health Ministry said recovery rate has also improved and country’s total recoveries have crossed 9 lakh. 

“With effective containment strategy, aggressive testing and standardised clinical management protocols based on the holistic standard of care approach, the case fatality rate has significantly dipped,” said the ministry in a statement. India has recorded more than 30,000 recoveries in a single day for the fourth successive day with 31,991 patients discharged in the last 24 hours, said the official statement from the ministry. 

India also recorded 49,931 Covid-19 positive cases on Monday. Today Covid-19 cases rise to 14,35,453 and recoveries surged to 9,17,567, as per official data from Health Ministry. Nation’s death toll also rose to 32,771 with around 708 fatalities recorded on 27 July. India Medical Council of Medical Research informed that more than 1.68 crore samples have been done for coronavirus so far. The country still stands on the third rank with the United States on first and Brazil on the second. The Covid-19 virus has infected more than 1.6 crore people globally, as per John Hopkins University’s official data.