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Ashok Gehlot, Kamal Nath sworn in as CMs, Bhupesh Baghel ceremony held up by rains




[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Congress leaders Ashok Gehlot and Kamal Nath were sworn in as chief ministers in Rajasthan and Madhya Pradesh respectively today (Monday, Dec 17), with Sachin Pilot also taking oath as cabinet minister and is named the deputy chief minister in Rajasthan.

In Chhattisgarh, the swearing in of Bhupesh Baghel, whom the Congress chose to head the government in acknowledgement of his efforts in leading the party to a massive victory in the state, was held up due to torrential rains that also forced a shift of venue from Science College ground to Balbir Singh Juneja Indoor Stadium in Raipur. The ceremony, scheduled for 5 PM, may be delayed.

Rajasthan Governor Kalyan Singh administered the oath of office to Gehlot and Pilot in the presence of Congress president Rahul Gandhi and former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh at the Albert Hall here. The governor said on the suggestion of Gehlot, Pilot will be deputy chief minister of Rajasthan. Gehlot took the oath as the chief minister of Rajasthan for the third time.

Several leaders from the Congress and its alliance partners from across the country attended the event. Large number of the party members and supporters were present in the oath ceremony.

Outgoing Rajasthan chief minister Vasundhara Raje, NCP’s Sharad Pawar, LJD leader Sharad Yadav, former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Farooq Abdullah, Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu, RJD leader Tejashwi Yadav, Janata Dal (Secular) president HD Kumaraswamy, DMK leader MK Stalin, JMM leader Hemant Soren, JVM leader Babulal Marandi were among others who were present at the ceremony.

Earlier, Gehlot, Pilot and other leaders received Rahul Gandhi, Manmohan Singh at the airport and left for the Albert Hall in a bus amid tight security arrangements.

After the event in Rajasthan, Congress veteran Kamal Nath Monday was sworn in as Madhya Pradesh chief minister. The nine-time Chhindwara Lok Sabha MP was administered oath of office by Governor Anandiben Patel at the Jamboree Maidan in Bhopal.

Gehlot had earlier written letters to the Opposition leaders inviting them to his oath ceremony. “Assembly election is not just a victory for the Congress party but is also a victory of progressive politics, a victory for those who uphold the constitution of India and believe in the nation’s diversity and plurality,” he wrote.

The swearing-in ceremonies were marked by a show of solidarity by opposition leaders who, along with Congress president, zipped from one state capital to the other to attend the programme, though a few notable absentees also drew comments.

Trinamool Congress chief Mamata Banerjee, Samajwadi Party’s Akhilesh Yadav and Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) president Mayawati gave the events a miss. Mayawati and Yadav are, however, supporting the new Congress governments in Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan. West Bengal chief minister Banerjee has sent a representative, unlike the other two leaders from Uttar Pradesh.

One significant guest at the Rajasthan ceremony was Sanjay Singh of Arvind Kejriwal’s Aam Aadmi Party. His presence added to theories that the AAP and Congress are trying to overcome years of acrimony in a bid to see the BJP defeated in 2019.

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has dispatched her party lawmaker Dinesh Trivedi to attend the Madhya Pradesh event. Kamal Nath told NDTV Ms Banerjee had said she was observing her mother’s death anniversary today. About Bahujan Samaj Party chief Mayawati’s absence, Kamal Nath said: “She had a genuine reason, she told me she had pulled a nerve.”

The absence of the two leaders, along with that of Akhilesh Yadav, means the ceremonies won’t be the dazzling opposition parade first seen at the oath of Kumaraswamy in Karnataka in May this year. The Karnataka oath ceremony earlier this year of HD Kumaraswamy of the Janata Dal Secular, backed by the Congress, was seen as the big bang start of an opposition effort to unite to take on the BJP in next year’s national election.

Opposition leaders came together on Sunday too, at a rally in Chennai, where MK Stalin of key ally Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) proposed that Rahul Gandhi be projected as the prime ministerial candidate of a joint opposition, saying he has the “ability to defeat the fascist BJP”.

The Congress has said it prefers to leave the leadership issue of an anti-BJP alliance for after the 2019 Lok Sabha elections.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]

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Bharat Jodo Yatra: Rahul Gandhi’s security cordon simply vanished, says Omar Abdullah; J&K police claim didn’t know of such large gathering



Omar Abdullah joined Rahul Gandhi's Bharat Jodo Yatra from Banihal in Kashmir on Friday

National Conference leader Omar Abdullah on Friday alleged that he’s witness that outer ring of the cordon maintained by the Jammu and Kashmir police “simply vanished” minutes after Rahul Gandhi marched into Kashmir with his Bharat Jodo Yatra via Banihal earlier today.

The former J&K chief minister wrote in a tweet he was looking forward to the 11-kilometre trek but unfortunately it had to be cancelled.

The yatra was stopped earlier today near Qazigund, the gateway to Kashmir valley, due to an alleged breach of security and mismanagement of crowd by the erstwhile state’s administration.

Congress leaders alleged that Rahul Gandhi after crossing Qazigund, started his march towards south Kashmir’s Vessu, but the party workers noticed that the outer cordon maintained by the Jammu and Kashmir police, was lifted all of a sudden.

However, the J&K Police has refuted the allegations of a security lapse. In a series of tweets, the police claimed that organizers of the march had not told them that such a large gathering would be joining them from Banihal and full security arrangements were in place and deployments were done as per SOPs.

The police added that they were not consulted by organizers before halting the yatra, stressing that rest of the march went peacefully and maintained that foolproof security will be provided when the trek resumes.

Earlier, the Congress temporarily called off the yatra, accusing the local police and administration of crowd mismanagement and security lapse.

A senior Congress leader alleged that there was crowd mismanagement along the yatra route approved by the security apparatus.

Rahul Gandhi, who has planned to conclude his marathon Bharat Jodo Yatra with a grand rally in Srinagar on January 30 said that it was the responsibility of the Jammu and Kashmir administration to provide them security while hoping that rest of the yatra is provide with adequate security.

Congress leader Jairam Ramesh said that the party is holding discussions with the Jammu and Kashmir administration to ensure no further security lapses occur for the remainder of the march.

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Tripura Election 2023: CPI(M) announces candidates for 43 seats, Congress will contest on 13

The 2023 Tripura Legislative Assembly election is scheduled to be held in Tripura on February 16, 2023 to elect all 60 members of the Tripura Legislative Assembly.



Tripura Election 2023

Tripura’s main opposition CPI(M) has declared candidates for 43 seats and kept 13 seats reserved for the Congress. Addressing a press conference, Left Front convenor Narayan said that their main objective is to oust the BJP from power. He added that they came under one banner only to oust the BJP and drive the party out of the state.

“We appeal to all anti-BJP secular and democratic forces to come together to oust the saffron party,” said Narayan. He even added that this time the party has introduced 24 more new faces, who will be contesting for the first time in this election. However, this time many veteran leaders from CPI(M) like former Chief Minister Manik Sarkar, former Finance Minister Bhanu Lal Saha, Shahid Choudhary, Badal Choudhary, Jashbir Tripura, Tapan Chakraborty and Mabasar Ali have got relief.

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For the Tripura Elections 2023, out of these 60 seats, CPI(M) will contest on 43 seats, Congress on 13, CPI on 1, RSP on 1 seat and Forward Bloc on 1 while an independent candidate will contest on 1 seat. Six sitting candidates will contest in this election, while the CPI(M) state committee secretary will contest from Sabroom assembly constituency.

Kausik Chanda will now contest from Dhanpur assembly constituency, which was the home constituency of former chief minister Manik Sarkar.

For the unversed, the 2023 Tripura Legislative Assembly election is scheduled to be held in Tripura on February 16, 2023 to elect all 60 members of the Tripura Legislative Assembly. The tenure of Tripura Legislative Assembly is scheduled to end on 22 March 2023. The previous state election was held in February 2018 and BJP, Biplab Kumar Deb was was sworn in as the new CM, while the saffron party had formed its government in Tripura.  

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Rahul Gandhi’s march not for personal image: Omar Abdullah joins Bharat Jodo Yatra

Former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Omar Abdullah, Friday, joined Rahul Gandhi as the Congress MP’s Bharat Jodo Yatra made its way into Kashmir via Banihal.



Omar Abdullah joins Bharat Jodo Yatra

Former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Omar Abdullah, Friday, joined Rahul Gandhi as the Congress MP’s Bharat Jodo Yatra made its way into Kashmir via Banihal.

Speaking on the occasion, Abdullah pointed out that the marathon march was not a PR stunt to give Rahul Gandhi’s image a makeover but an honest effort to change the situation and atmosphere across the country.

The National Conference leader, however, declined to make a comment on the Congress stand on the reinstating of the erstwhile state’s special status, adding that he joined the march not for any individual’s image but for the image of the entire country.

Omar Abdullah maintained that Rahul Gandhi had no personal reasons behind the yatra but to counter the hatred and efforts to stir communal tensions and target minorities in the country.

Taking a jibe at the Narendra Modi-led regime’s efforts to strengthen ties with Arab Muslim nations, Abdullah said that the BJP government might be making friends with Arab nations but there’s none is currently representing India’s largest minority in the nation’s parliament.

Abdullah rued the fact that this might be the first instance wherein ruling party doesn’t have a single member of parliament in Lok Sabha or Rajya Sabha from the Muslim community.

On Congress stand on the abrogation of Article 370, Abdullah said that they will fight the revocation in court and felt that theirs is a very strong case.

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On Monday, Rahul Gandhi said that the demand for statehood is Jammu and Kashmir’s biggest issue and party will use its “full power” to see that its reinstated.

Gandhi, who was speaking to a gathering assembled at Jammu’s Satwari Chowk during the last leg of his Bharat Jodo Yatra, noted that Jammu and Kashmir has the highest level of unemployment in India and stressed that statehood for the erstwhile state was the biggest issue.

The Bharat Jodo Yatra started from Kanyakumari on September 7, entered Jammu and Kashmir from Punjab on Thursday and reached Jammu city on Monday.

The marathon march is scheduled to make halts at Ramban and Banihal along the Jammu-Srinagar National Highway before it culminates with a planned grand rally at Srinagar’s  Sher-e-Kashmir Cricket Stadium on January 30.

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