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Rajasthan HC dismisses plea seeking ban on Congress rally in Jaipur

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December 7, 2021, 5:30 pm

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Jaipur: The Rajasthan High Court on Monday dismissed a petition seeking a ban on the rally being organized by the Congress party at Vidhyadhar Nagar Stadium on December 12. The Congress party is organizing a massive rally to protest against rising inflation. More than 1 lakh Congress workers are expected to attend the rally that will be addressed by Sonia Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi.

The Double Bench of Chief Justice Akil Kureshi and Justice Umashankar Vyas dismissed the petition filed by one Rajesh Mutha. The petitioner sought the ban arguing that it could cause the third wave of Covid-19 in the state as Omicron virus has already been detected.

The Congress has intensified the preparations for the rally after the HC order.

AG MS Singhvi, appearing on behalf of the Rajasthan government, called the PIL a publicity stunt and politically motivated. He said that the day the news about the Congress rally was published, the same day the petition was filed without preparation. The petition did not challenge the BJP rally that was held on December 5.

He also argued the doctors have said Omicron was not very deadly.

On the other hand, Medical and Health Secretary Vaibhav Galaria has not ruled out the possibility of a third-wave of Covid-19. He said that instructions have been issued for the timely installation of the necessary equipment including oxygen plants and ICU beds in hospitals. The doctors and nursing staff have also been asked to get training in ICU management, oxygen therapy treatment protocol.

First published: December 7, 2021