The BJP hit out at Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi Vadra over the suspected rape case of a mentally-challenged minor girl in Rajasthan.
He said it indicates that 'herd immunity' has developed due to the community spread of the infection in the state.
Currently, 'precautionary doses', the terminology used by Prime Minister Narendra Modi while referring to booster shots, are allowed for healthcare workers, frontline workers and those above 60 years with comorbidities. The drive is set to begin from January 10.
Children who are born after 2007 January are eligible for the vaccination and the doses will be administered upon showing any of the photo ID cards, said Rajasthan Health Secretary, Vaibhav Galriya.
The level of vigilance and alertness maintained during the first and the second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic needs to be followed now as well in view of the possibility of a third wave, Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot said on Sunday.
Before organising any such event, information regarding the same will have to be uploaded on a web portal developed by the DoIT, it added.
Rajasthan in 2021, saw a dynamic political ups and downs topped sprinkled with factionalism. On the other hand, it was in news for some of the most important weddings of the year.
Expressing concern over alleged provocative remarks made at a recent event in Uttarakhand, the Rajasthan chief minister said the country needs to understand the crux of the debate of 'Hindu versus Hindutva' started by Gandhi.
The chief minister said people need to understand that the country is passing through a very difficult phase and at such a time, the country needs the Congress organisation, its ideology, policy and programmes.
On Monday night, soon after the inauguration of a light and sound show on Rani Padmini by CM Ashok Gehlot, BJP MP of Chittorgarh CP Joshi, who was attending the function raised objection and the show was abruptly stopped.
Gehlot said development work is being done at all major religious and tourist places in the state. Besides, new circuits to encourage religious, wildlife, tribal and desert tourism are being promoted, he said.
"The 'language of violence' allegedly used by the speakers is against the Indian culture and is unacceptable": Ashok Gehlot
The Chief Minister also directed the officials to ensure strict compliance of various measures like wearing face mask and social distancing from the first week of January.
Giving loan waivers to farmers and creating jobs for the unemployed appear to be most difficult for Rajasthan Congress. What are its challenges ahead?
Pointing towards Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot, Rajasthan BJP President Satish Poonia said the Congress in its 2018 manifesto had promised to waive the entire loan of all farmers, but now "60 lakh farmers are waiting for the loan waiver".
The government led by Gehlot had faced a crisis last year after the then deputy chief minister Sachin Pilot and 18 Congress MLAs had revolted against his leadership.
Rajasthan: It was during Vasundhara Raje-led BJP government in the state that school uniform colour change was brought. Now, it is the Congress government in the state led by Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot, who has again issued the order of changing the uniform colour.
Gehlot said that if all the Congress leaders, ministers, MLAs, MLA candidates fulfil their respective responsibilities, then no power can stop the Congress from forming the government again in 2023.
A farmer sits near his red chillies at a deserted APMC market, during the weekend curfew imposed by the Karnataka government to curb the spread of COVID-19, in Hubballi.PTI Photo
Delhi Chief Minister & AAP National Convenor Arvind Kejriwal being welcomed by women supporters during his door-to-door campaign ahead of the Goa Assembly elections, in Goa.PTI Photo
A health worker collects swab sample of a woman for COVID-19 test, amid concerns over rising Omicron cases, in Gurugram.PTI Photo
Traffic jam on a road at Shalimar Bagh during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan
The Lajpat Nagar market wears a deserted look during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan
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