In Madhya Pradesh, Governor Lalji Tandon administered the oath of office and secrecy to five Ministers in a simple ceremony on Tuesday.
Narottam Mishra, Tulsi Silavat, Kamal Patel, Govind Singh Rajput, and Meena Singh were sworn in as ministers on Tuesday. Senior leader Shivraj Singh was working alone since taking oath as Chief Minister in the state on March 23 and his cabinet was sworn in after about a month on Tuesday.
During the swearing-in ceremony, all measures to prevent corona infection were taken care including social distancing. Bhopal is in the red zone of the corona outbreak so the oath-taking ceremony was also been simple and brief.
To avoid the crowd, the media was also kept away from the coverage of this event and the swearing-in program was broadcast live on the YouTube channel of the public relations department. Even after being small cabinet, regional and caste equations have been taken care of by the BJP leadership. Jyotiraditya Scindia’s supporters have also been included in the cabinet. Significantly, after the assembly elections in December 2018, a coalition government was formed by Congress under the leadership of Kamal Nath.
Later, the 15-month-old Congress government collapsed due to the resignation of 22 MLAs who were supporters of the then Congress leader Jyotiraditya Scindia. After that, the BJP re-formed its government on March 23 under the leadership of Shivraj Singh Chouhan.
In Maharashtra, Shiv Sena leader Kishori Pednekar was elected as Mayor of the country’s richest Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation today. Neither of BJP, Congress, and NCP nominated candidates for BMC Mayor’s post as they did not have the numbers.
Incumbent Mayor of Shiv Sena Vishwanath Mahadeshwar’s term ended yesterday.
In the elections for the post of the mayor and the deputy mayor held this morning, Shiv Sena nominated Worli Corporator Pednekar who was elected unopposed for Mayor’s post and Malad’s Suhas Wadkar elected as her deputy
Home Minister Amit Shah speaks for the first time on the Maharashtra political crisis; says the Opposition’s charge of not being given enough time not right as they got 18 days, whosoever has the numbers can approach the governor; declines Shiv Sena’s 50:50 formula; Congress, NCP and Shiv Sena hold several meetings in the state.
Amid power tussle in Maharashtra, BJP President Amit Shah slammed estrange ally Shiv Sena over new demand of chief ministerial post. Speaking on collapse of alliance with Shiv Sena, he said that during assembly campaign PM Modi and he himself said many a times that Devendra Fadnavis will be the CM if the alliance secured majority.
Over the Maharashtra governor’s role in recommending President rule in the state, Amit Shah said that no party was denied chance to form the government.
Congress leader Rahul Gandhi appears before Surat court in connection with a defamation case filed against him; Given time till 10th December for reply.
Congress leader Rahul Gandhi today appeared before Surat court in connection with a defamation case filed against him.
The Court has asked rahul Gandhi to file his reply till 10th of December.
During the last hearing in July, the court had granted Gandhi exemption from personal appearance, slating October 10 as the next date of hearing.
The case, filed by a BJP leader, pertains to a statement made by Gandhi during a rally in Karnataka ahead of the 2019 Lok Sabha elections.
The Election Authority on Sunday announced the poll schedule for the election of chairpersons of Block Development Councils in the 310 blocks of Jammu and Kashmir.
The polling will be held on October 24.
Elections will be held on party basis and 26,629 panchs and sarpanchs are eligible to vote and contest for the post of BDC chairpersons.
The meeting of BJP Central Election Committee was held at Party Headquarters in New Delhi and discussed names of candidates for upcoming Maharashtra and Haryana assembly elections.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi, BJP President Amit Shah and other senior party leaders attended the meet.
The two states will go to polls in a single phase on 21st of next month. The last date for filing of nominations is 4th October.