Delhi News Updates: Delhi on Tuesday reported 959 fresh Covid-19 cases and nine deaths with a positivity rate of 6.14 per cent. The national capital also saw 939 recoveries and has 4,656 active cases.
The politically heated grounds of the national capital saw some new developments with the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) claiming that the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in 2014 offered its MLAs Rs 5 crore to join them. AAP spokesperson Saurabh Bharadwaj alleged that the BJP has now reached out to Deputy CM Manish Sisodia and offered to make him the chief minister if he leaves AAP and joins them. “We will fail Operation Lotus in Delhi once again,” he added. The BJP, meanwhile, hit out at the ruling party in Delhi over its now scrapped excise policy. It claimed that the Delhi government ignored the violations of the excise policy and recommendations of an expert committee.
In other news, a Noida Court on Tuesday extended the judicial custody of Shrikant Tyagi, who was arrested by police after he was caught on video pushing and abusing a woman, by 14 days, rejecting his bail plea. The court set the next hearing in the matter on August 26.