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Major News and Events of 20 July 2016

What Happened on 20 July 2016


Rahul Gandhi Caught Sleeping in Parliament

While debate on thrashing four Dalit youth in Gujarat's Una was taken up by the Congress against BJP, Congress Vice-president Rahul Gandhi was found sleeping in Lok Sabha. His party members were on their peak of voice, shouting their objection, Rahul Gandhi was still dozing. On Tuesday, Congress's Gujarat unit met OP Kohli Gujarat Governor and sought a judicial probe of the case.

Former Field Hockey Player Mohammed Shahid Passes Away in Gurgaon

Mohammed Shahid, a known name in the Hockey fraternity has passed away on Wednesday at Medanta Medicity Hospital in Gurgaon. He was suffering from severe liver condition and kidney failure. Shahid was part of the Indian Hockey team which won gold at the Moscow Olympics in 1980. Current India goalkeeper and captain for Rio Olympics, PR Sreejesh mentioned that Shahid's death is a great loss for Indian hockey.

BJP Leader Compares Mayawati with a Hustler

BJP's Uttar Pradesh Vice-president Dayashankar Singh got himself into a controversy after comparing BSP leader Mayawati with a hustler. He mentioned that Mayawati sells the election tickets of her party to the highest bidders. BSP leader SP Mishra demanded Dayashankar Singh's arrest under SC/ST Atrocities Act. Finance Minister Arun Jaitsley mentioned in the Rajya Sabha that he is hurt for the words used by a BJP leader against Mayawati.




FAQs and Answers on Indian History and Geography
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