New Delhi: PM Narendra Modi will interact with Chief Ministers of all states via video conferencing on Monday. This will be PM Modi’s first meeting with the Chief Ministers after the Drugs Controller General of India (DCGI) approved two vaccines – Bharat Biotech’s Covaxin and Pune based-Serum Institute of India’s Covishield for emergency use. Also Read - 'Was Reading Script Given by Farmers', Masked Man Makes U-turn in Viral Video, Being Quizzed by Haryana Police
Meanwhile, all eyes are set on the Supreme Court as it is scheduled to hear on Monday a clutch of pleas challenging the new farm laws as well as the ones raising issues related to the ongoing agitation at Delhi borders. The Monday hearing on the pleas by a bench headed by Chief Justice S A Bobde assumes significance as the Centre and the farmer leaders are scheduled to hold their next meeting on January 15. Also Read - Can an Individual Get Two Different Doses of Coronavirus Vaccine?
The eighth round of talks between the Centre and the farmer unions on January 7 appeared heading nowhere as the Centre ruled out repealing the contentious laws while the farmer leaders said they are ready to fight till death and their ”ghar waapsi” will happen only after ”law waapsi”. Also Read - Bolsonaro Likens COVID-19 Vaccine to 'Sanjeevani Booti', Thanks PM Modi After Consignment of Covishield Arrives in Brazil
The ED has issued fresh summons against Varsha Raut, wife of Shiv Sena leader Sanjay Raut, for a second round of questioning on January 11 in connection with the Rs 4,300 crore PMC Bank money laundering case, official sources said. Varsha Raut was grilled and her statement recorded under the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA) by the central probe agency for the first time on January 4 at its office here.