Rajasthan is getting ready for assembly elections this week. Voting for all 200 seats of the Rajasthan Assembly will be held in a single phase on Saturday, November 25. The tenure of the current state assembly will end on January 14 next year.
Meanwhile, Delhi is preparing to reopen its schools on Monday, November 20, following a dramatic drop in pollution readings.
Stay tuned to ABP Live as we strive to cut through the clutter around the latest news from the political arena and help you understand what’s likely to happen in the coming week. Here are the biggest political developments happening this week.
Rajasthan Elections 2023: 1,875 candidates are in the fray for 200 seats
Rajasthan Assembly elections are to be held on November 25 and the counting of votes is scheduled to take place on December 3. Political activity has increased in the state. To win a second consecutive term in Rajasthan, the Congress party has announced several pro-people initiatives as well as seven pledges. Meanwhile, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is trying to oust the current Congress administration, which is led by Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot.
According to a PTI report, 490 candidates have withdrawn their nomination papers, leaving 1,875 candidates to contest the Rajasthan state assembly elections on November 25. There are 183 female candidates and 1,692 male candidates in the fray for the 200-member assembly.
Nominations were submitted by a total of 2,605 candidates. Of those, 240 were rejected during the review process, and 490 were withdrawn. Several dissidents from the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and Congress withdrew their candidature as independent candidates on Thursday after not getting tickets.
Delhi schools to resume all physical classes from Monday due to improvement in AQI
Delhi is preparing to reopen its schools on Monday, November 20, following a dramatic drop in pollution readings. The Delhi administration has ordered the start of physical education classes for all grades, a significant step after early winter vacations were imposed on November 8. 2023, due to excessive air pollution in Delhi-NCR.
“In the light of these developments, it is ordered that all Government, Government aided and private recognized schools in Delhi will resume physical classes (from Pre-school to Class XII) with effect from 20.11.2013 i.e. Monday . However, outdoor sports activities and morning assemblies will not be conducted for the next one week from the issue of this order. Accordingly, all parents should be informed in advance,” the official order reads.
The government order, citing improved conditions, emphasized improvement in the air quality index (AQI) and cited IMD/IITM estimates that predicted no immediate dramatic deterioration in Delhi’s air quality. Was. As a result, the GRAP Subcommittee reversed its previous order, which had implemented GRAP Phase IV.
PM Modi to chair virtual G20 Leaders Summit on November 22
The Ministry of External Affairs said on November 18 that Prime Minister Narendra Modi will chair the virtual G20 leaders’ summit on November 22.
According to the ministry, the meeting comes after PM Modi indicated during the concluding session of the G20 summit in New Delhi on September 10 that India will hold a virtual G20 leaders’ summit before the end of its G20 chairmanship.
“The leaders of all G20 members, including the Chairman of the African Union, as well as nine guest countries and heads of 11 international organizations have been invited,” the ministry said in an official statement.