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News of the Day – 30 May 2019
- May 30, 2019
- Posted by: Shivam
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News of the Day – 30 May 2019
PM Modi calls on Arun Jaitley after he opts out of new government
Prime Minister Narendra Modi called on Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Wednesday evening, hours after he formally ruled himself out of the next government citing his poor health. The visit is being seen as a courtesy call but the leaders may also discuss the shape and size of PM Modi’s new team that would be inducted at tomorrow’s swearing-in ceremony.
Arun Jaitley had told prime minister right after the campaign for the 2019 national elections ended that he had discharged the responsibilities assigned to him for the elections but would, for some time, like to concentrate on his treatment and health.
Jaitley, who spoke about serious health challenges that he had faced over the last 18 months, followed up on that conversation with a formal letter to the prime minister. He also put out a copy of the letter on his Twitter handle.
Jaitley has been one of PM Modi’s strongest supporters right from the days he was Gujarat chief minister and continued to play, apart from his considerable responsibilities as a minister, the role of the prime minister’s chief troubleshooter also.
The senior BJP leader has, however, told the party he would be able to undertake any work to support the government and the Bharatiya Janata Party.
For years, Jaitley has held the fort for the government in the Rajya Sabha where the NDA is still in a minority. His rapport with several opposition leaders helped the government pass several hurdles in the upper house of the Parliament.
Several political leaders including Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal wished him well on Twitter. “Despite political differences, I have always found him to be affectionate and warm,” the Aam Aadmi Party chief said, wishing the lawyer-turned politician a speedy recovery.
In Nirav Modi extradition case, India’s paperwork under focus in London court
The quality of paperwork provided by India in the Nirav Modi extradition case will be under focus during a case management hearing in the Westminster Magistrates Court on Thursday, days after he was denied bail by the same court.
The Crown Prosecution Service (CPS), which represents the Indian government in UK courts, assured chief judge Emma Arbuthnot at the May 8 hearing that the paperwork would be submitted to the required standard by the hearing on May 30.
Modi was denied bail on the third occasion during the last hearing, when the judge sought the papers to be ‘perfectly paginated’. He remains in custody in the Wandsworth jail in west London.
The papers are expected to substantiate India’s charges against Modi, who is wanted to face charges of fraud related to a Mumbai branch of the Punjab National Bank running into thousands of crores.
Claire Montgomery, Modi’s lawyer who also represented controversial businessman Vijay Mallya in the same court, remarked at an earlier hearing that the documents on Modi submitted by New Delhi “made me cry”.
The quality of evidence and documents submitted by India has long been an issue.
In previous extradition cases, bundles of poorly written FIRs and documents – many hand-written – used to arrive from India; many were either unintelligible or were of poor evidential equality, resulting in India’s cases invariably falling through in British courts.
This changed for the better in the Mallya case, when thousands of pages of documents were submitted. Officials associated with the case admit it was a ‘learning exercise’ for ministries, CBI and others, when there was rare ‘joined-up thinking’ and attention to detail in various quarters in New Delhi and London.
However, as recent remarks in court during Modi’s bail hearings reveal, the quality of paperwork remains a challenge for New Delhi.
Source – The Hindu