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The number of fresh Covid-19 cases reached an all-time high on Friday, as India recorded 1,45,384 cases, the highest single-day surge till date, the Health Ministry said on Saturday.
In the four-page handwritten letter, Vaze alleged that the then home minister Anil Deshmukh, deputy CM Ajit Pawar and Anil Parab asked him to “collect” extortion money. Vaze alleged that Anil Parab asked him to initiate talks with SBUT (Saifee Burhani Improvement Trust) for a “Rs 50-crore settlement” to close an inquiry.
Till Tuesday at 8 pm, over 8.4 crore Covid doses were administered across India. This includes the first dose given to over 5.44 crore people of 45 years and above age.
It was nothing less than a storm in Maharashtra politics. There were straws in the wind about the impending storm.
India TV reporter said, for the last one month, meetings were going on between the district administration, police and local community on whether to allow the yatra to take place or not. There was no yatra after Holi, but after four days, all of a sudden, thousands of villagers came out and took part in the yatra. The local administration was helpless.
On polling day in Nandigram, we showed on India TV, how villagers, both men and women, fearing for their lives, were walking towards the polling booth near their village, with central security forces accompanying them.
Mamata Banerjee stayed in Nandigram the entire night on Wednesday to oversee her party agents preparing for the polls. All roads leading to Nandigram were sealed by security forces, to stop miscreants from entering the area.
Mamata Banerjee, a hard-nosed, peripatetic politician, who normally never spends much time in one place while in the thick of electioneering, has been cornered in Nandigram for the last three days.
We, in India, are treading that dangerous path. By defying standard Covid protocols, we are throwing caution to the winds. We must know that Covid vaccines provide us with protection, but there is no guarantee that you may not be infected.