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India politics news in brief for July 30: Uddhav Thackeray slams Maharashtra governor over state remarks

Uddhav Thackeray (ANI Photo)

By: Shubham Ghosh

HERE are some news related to politics in India for Saturday, July 30, 2022:

Uddhav Thackeray, the former chief minister of the western Indian state of Maharashtra, on Saturday slammed state governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari over his controversial remarks on the state and said that he has insulted the Marathis and their pride and that he was trying to divide the society on the basis of community. “I do not want to insult someone sitting on the post of governor. I respect the chair but Bhagat Singh Koshyari insulted Marathis and there is anger among the people. governor is trying to divide the society on the basis of religion, he is crossing every limit,” he said. On Friday (29), Koshyari said in Mumbai that if Gujaratis and Rajasthanis were removed from Maharashtra, Mumbai will no longer remain the financial capital of the country.

Dr Raj Bahadur, vice-Chancellor of Baba Farid University of Health Sciences in the northern state of Punjab, on Saturday resigned from his post, a day after the state’s health minister, Chetan Singh Jouramajra, forced him to lie on a shabby mattress at a hospital. Dr Bahadur requested Punjab chief minister Bhagwant Mann to relieve him from service. “I have expressed my anguish to the chief minister and said I felt humiliated,” he was quoted by PTI as saying. Jouramajra made Raj Bahadur lie down on the dilapidated mattresses being used for the patients. On Friday, the state health minister was on an inspection to Faridkot’s Guru Gobind Singh Medical College and Hospital.

Jagat Prakash Nadda, the national president of India’s ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), has appointed Mahendra Bhatt as the president of the party unit in the northern state of Uttarakhand. Bhatt replaced Madan Kaushik. “BJP national president JP Nadda has appointed Mahendra Bhatt as the state president of the party in Uttarakhand. This appointment will come into force with immediate effect,” an official letter issued by Nadda’s office said.

The Delhi government has decided to withdraw the new excise policy for the time being and directed the sale of liquor only through government-run vends, deputy chief minister Manish Sisodia said on Saturday (30). Four hundred and sixty eight private liquor shops operating in the city will be shut from August 1 as the term of their licenses and that of the new excise policy expire on Sunday (31). Targeting the opposition Bharatiya Janata Party, he alleged they were “running an illegal liquor business in Gujarat” and they wanted to do it in Delhi also.

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