Hindustan Times (Chandigarh) : 2020-08-25

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www.facebook.com/hindustant­imes www.twitter.com/httweets www.hindustant­imes.com/ipad http://read.ht/js4 DOWNLOAD OUR IPAD APP OUR EDITION ON KINDLE n n TUESDAY, AUGUST 25, 2020 CHANDIGARH METRO Vol. X No. 202 Price ₹4.50 12 Pages + 2 Pages of HT City. Area specific pages extra. n n n n WORLD CASES 23,684,779 814,235 INDIA ACTION-PACKED MONDAY n CASES DEATHS Highlights of the 7-hour CWC meeting, according to attendees: 58,532 3,162,570 (+851) (+59,051) (Punjab, Haryana, J&k/ladakh, HP) DEATHS REGION Sonia Gandhi tells Ghulam Nabi Azad: CWC meet resolution “You know me so well, Azad sahib. How could you think that I will take any decision on the leadership issue without consulting party leaders? You could always come and meet me... I don’t want to hang on to this chair” CASES139,199(+3,253) 2,393 (+74) The last six months have seen the nation in the throes of multiple crises, including the pandemic and poor economy The two voices that have been at the forefront of exposing the government’s inadequate responses are of Sonia Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi. No one will be or can be permitted to undermine or weaken the party and its leadership Voices of our two leaders have inspired a generation of Indians Inner-party issues cannot be deliberate­d through the media or in public fora The CWC authorises the Cong president for necessary organisati­onal changes 1) CASES LAST 5 DAYS n 1,39,199 1,35,946 1,32,942 1,26,0531,29,632 (As per govt data) 2) Aug20 21 22 23 24 India data compiled by covid19ind­ia.org and cross-checked from inputs by HT’S correspond­ents and news agencies Manmohan Singh urges Sonia Gandhi to continue as the Congress president until a new chief is picked AK Antony says if Sonia Gandhi is unwilling, Rahul Gandhi questions the timing of the letter, then Rahul Gandhi should take over 3) Ahmed Patel criticises the dissenters. saying it was sent at a time the Congress president was ill and the party was fighting the BJP in MP and Rajasthan Naming Azad, Mukul Wasnik and Anand Sharma, he says they should not have written the letter 4) Azad explains the reasons for writing the letter and clarifies that it was not directed against Sonia Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi 5) A session of the AICC to pick a new party president will be called within six months, if the Covid-19 situation permits n n n MAN OF THE MOMENT n

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