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Charanjit Singh Channi becomes first Dalit CM of Punjab, name the other Dalit CMs in India apart from Mayawati, Jitan Ram Manjhi

Dalit CMs in India list: Yes, the list includes the names of Mayawati and Jitan Ram Manjhi, but can you name the other Dalit Chief Ministers. If not, then we have compiled a list of Dalit Chief Ministers in India:

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Charanjit Singh Channi takes oath as first Dalit CM of Punjab

Charanjit Singh Channi, 58, is all set to take oath as the first Dalit Chief Minister of Punjab. He is a lawyer and has worked for the welfare of the Dalit community. He has been very active in politics and hails from the Ramdasia community, and has been seeking representation of Dalits in the Punjab Cabinet as they hold a high percentage in the party.

How many Dalit CMs we’ve had in India?

Notably, Channi will be the eighth Dalit Chief Minister of India, as we’ve had seven Dalit Chief Ministers in the country. Yes, the list includes the names of Mayawati and Jitan Ram Manjhi, but can you name the other Dalit Chief Ministers. If not, then we have compiled a list of Dalit Chief Ministers in India:

Jitan Ram Manjhi

Jitan Ram Manjhi was the 23rd Chief Minister of Bihar. He served the CM in office for a very short period from 20 May 2014 to 20 February 2015.

Mayawati

Mayawati was the first Dalit Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh. She has served four different terms as the Chief Minister of UP. She served the in-office period as CM in 1995, 1997, 2002-2003 and then from 2007 to 2012.

Bhola Paswan Shastri

Bhola Paswan Shastri was an Indian freedom fighter, and he was the first Dalit Chief Minister of Bihar. He was made the CM for three occasions between 1968-1971.

Damodar Sanjivayya

Damodar Sanjivayya was the first Dalit Chief Minister of an Indian state. He was the CM of Andhra Pradesh from January 1960 to 1962.

Sushilkumar Sambhaji Shinde

Sushilkumar Shinde was the Dalit Chief Minister of Maharashtra and served the CM position from January 2003 to October 2004.

Ram Sundar Das

Ram Sundar Das was the former Chief Minister of Bihar and was also a two-time Member of Parliament from Hajipur constituency.

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Jagannath Pahadia

Jagannath Pahadia was the first Dalit CM from Rajasthan and he was also the Governor from Haryana. He served as Rajasthan CM from June 1980 to July 1981.

Charanjit Singh Channi

Charanjit Singh Channi, became the first Dalit CM of Punjab in the year 2021 after Captain Amrinder Singh resigned from the position. On September 20, he took oath as the CM of Punjab.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi slams Rahul Gandhi, Lalu Yadav for eating mutton during holy month of Sawan, compares them to Mughals

PM Modi even compared them with the Mughals and accused them of trying to tease the people of the country.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday made a scathing attack on senior Congress MP Rahul Gandhi and RJD leader Lalu Yadav for allegedly eating mutton during the holy month of Sawan last year. He claimed that they do not care about the sentiments of the majority of people of the country. PM Modi even compared them with the Mughals and accused them of trying to tease the people of the country.

PM Modi was referring to a viral video which was released in September last year in which senior Congress MP Rahul Gandhi and RJD leader Lalu Yadav were seen cooking mutton together. PM Modi was speaking at an election rally in Jammu and Kashmir’s Udhampur.

He said the opposition and INDI alliance do not care about the sentiments of the majority of the people of the India. He added Congress party enjoys playing with the sentiments of the people.

Talking about RJD leader Lalu Prasad Yadav, PM Modi said a person who has been sentenced by the court and who is on bail – Rahul Gandhi visited the house of such a criminal and enjoys cooking mutton in the month of Sawan and a video was also made to tease the people of the country.  The Prime Minister claimed the intention of INDI alliance is to tease the people of the country and he even compared them with the Mughals.

PM Modi said the law does not stop anyone from eating anything but the intentions of these people are something else. He cited the example of the Mughals and said that when they attacked here, they were not satisfied until they demolished the temples. So just like Mughals, the Congress wants to tease the people of the country by showing the video in the month of Sawan.

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Akhilesh Yadav condemns deployment of cops in priests attire at Kashi temple

While the female policemen were wearing a ‘salwar kurta’, the male policemen were in a ‘dhoti-kurta’.

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Former Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav has condemned the deployment of police officers dressed as priests at the Kashi Vishwanath temple in Varanasi. The Samajwadi Party (SP) chief demanded the suspension of the officers and wondered who ordered to deployment of cops in such attire.   

On the orders of Varanasi Police Commissioner Mohit Agarwal, the male and female policemen have been deployed in the temple in the priests’ attire. While the female policemen were wearing a ‘salwar kurta’, the male policemen were in a ‘dhoti-kurta’.

Yadav questioned the system in UP and asked according to which police manual is it correct for policemen to be dressed as priests. Those who give such orders should be suspended, he added. If tomorrow any ‘thag’ (fraudster) takes advantage of this and loots the innocent public, then what will the UP government and administration answer, he further asked. He called it Condemnable in a post on X.

Police Commissioner Agarwal had earlier told reporters that people who come from far away places to have obeisance have regard for the priests and they often get hurt if they are pushed forward by the policemen.

The duty in the temple is different from other places as police have to manage different types of crowds here. The crowd here is not for creating law and order problems. The police are here to ensure easy darshan to people and help and guide them, the police officer said.

He added the devotees get hurt if being pushed by policemen, if the same thing is done by priests they take it in a positive way. Following the no-touch policy, policemen are being deployed in priests’ attire.

The Samajwadi Party had earlier announced its candidates for the upcoming Lok Sabha elections. Party chief Akhilesh Yadav’s wife Dimple Yadav will be contesting from her existing seat in Mainpuri.

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Omar Abdullah to contest from Baramulla Lok Sabha constituency

Firebrand Shia leader Aga Syed Ruhullah Mehdi would contest from central Kashmir’s Srinagar constituency, which has been an NC bastion.

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Former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister and National Conference leader Omar Abdullah will contest election from the Baramulla constituency in the 2024 Lok Sabha elections, the party announced on Friday.

National Conference (NC) president Farooq Abdullah, while speaking to reporters, said that Omar Abdullah is the party’s candidate from north Kashmir’s Baramulla Lok Sabha seat.

The National Conference president also informed that the firebrand Shia leader Aga Syed Ruhullah Mehdi would contest from central Kashmir’s Srinagar constituency, which has been an NC bastion.

On contesting the General election from Baramulla, Omar said that it’s a challenge, every election is a challenge but it’s a challenge that he is looking forward to. As he said earlier, his fight is not against an individual, it is against the skullduggery, treachery, the political machinations of the BJP, he asserted.

The former Chief Minister said the way in which BJP is trying to create alternatives to parties like the National Conference, the way in which they are conspiring to try and bring their associate parties together on one stage and therefore he sees this as an opportunity to take the fight directly to the BJP and to the Centre, he added.

Speaking to a reporter, he said that this time, his fight is not against any individual. In North Kashmir, his fight is not against any candidate instead his fight is with those powers which are behind that candidate. It has been decided that he will be contesting from North Kashmir because BJP is focusing a lot on North Kashmir, Omar added. He said he wants that these powers should be defeated in North Kashmir.

Regarding the BJP, the NC leader wondered if what PM Modi is saying is correct then why are his candidates not in the field? Why is the BJP not contesting South, Central and North Kashmir, he asked.

On being asked if he would leave politics if the BJP wins a single seat, he said to let the BJP announce their candidates. He will also see if they are able to get a single seat in J&K or not, he said while speaking to a reporter.

According to the Election Commission of India, polling in Baramulla will be held on May 20.

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