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Major News and Events of 10 August 2017

What Happened on 10 August 2017


Amit Shah, Smriti Irani and Ahmed Patel make it to the Upper House from Gujarat

BJP-Congress tussle intensified yesterday during and after the Gujarat Rajya Sabha polls. With each passing moment the politics for power showed its colors. The MLA's of both the parties made innumerable visits to the Election Commission (EC) and countered each other's claims. In the midst of  turmoil and speculations, BJP President Amit Shah, Smriti Irani and Congress party's Ahmed Patel won the elections. Patel needed 44 votes to win and he got 44, a win which was aided by the Election Commission (EC). Ahmed Patel would be returning to the Rajya Sabha for the fifth time. Prime Minister Modi congratulated Amit Shah and Smriti Irani for their victories.

Justice Dipak Misra likely to become the 45th Chief Justice of India

The incumbent Chief Justice of India J.S. Shekhar is set to retire on 27 August 2017 following which on his recommendation Justice Dipak Misra will take charge. Justice Dipak Misra who led the bench which upheld the death sentence awarded to the four convicts in Nirbhaya rape case would be the 45th Chief Justice of India. Being the 3rd Chief Justice from Odisha, Justice Misra is presently a judge of the Supreme Court of India. He was the former Chief Justice of Patna and Delhi High Courts. Justice Misra was part of the bench that ordered playing of the National Anthem in the beginning of the film in theaters and was also part of the bench that rejected Yakub Menon's appeal against execution. The 45th  Chief Justice of India will have a tenure of 14 months i.e. till 2 October 2018.