Gang-rape in UP's Balrampur: BSP chief Mayawati expressed her anger towards the unstoppable rape cases in Uttar Pradesh. She said that UP CM Yogi Adiryanath should resign if he can't ensure safety to women.

Former President Pranab Mukherjee passed away on Monday at the Army Hospital where he was admitted earlier this month and had undergone surgery for removal of a clot in his brain.

Meanwhile, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and their allies will bring a no-confidence motion in the Assembly on Friday, said Gulab Chand Kataria, leader of the Opposition in the Rajasthan Assembly.

Sanitisation work was carried out at the Hanuman Garhi temple on Wednesday morning ahead of the PM's visit. The Saryu Ghat was also decorated.

Mayawati also attacked the Congress of indulging in politics for their own interest in this matter and urged the Maharashtra government to be serious regarding the case.

Mayawati said that the recent incident being reported from Agra, where the body of a Dalit woman was allegedly removed from the pyre by some persons, was shameful and should not have been allowed to happen.

On Sunday, the BSP issued a whip to six MLAs, asking them to vote against Congress in case of a no-confidence motion or any proceedings to be held during the Rajasthan Assembly session.

According to the Union Health Ministry, there are 49,247 cases and 1,146 deaths in the state due to COVID-19.

"BJP should learn something from Congress and should not repeat what they did. They will have to work really hard to make India 'Atmanirbhar', publicity won't do much," the BSP chief added.

At the all-party meet too, Mayawati was critical of Chinese aggression and called for putting up a united front against any incursion tactics of the dragon.