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Assembly Election Results Updates: Dhami Takes Oath as U'Khand CM; Final Meet on UP Cabinet Likely Tonight at Amit Shah’s Residence

Assembly Election Results Updates: Apart from PM Modi, Home Minister Amit Shah, Rajnath Singh, JP Nadda, Himanta Biswa Sarma and Jai Ram Thakur will attend the ceremony

By: News Desk

News18.com

Last Updated: March 23, 2022, 07:07 IST

BJP's Pushkar Singh Dhami takes oath as the Chief Minister of Uttarakhand, in Dehradun.(Image: ANI)

The final meeting on the formation of the Uttar Pradesh cabinet is likely to take place tonight at Union Home Minister Amit Shah’s residence in the presence of CM-designate Yogi Adityanath among others. The meeting will take place at 7.30 pm, sources said. Meanwhile, Pushkar Singh Dhami was sworn-in as Uttarakhand Chief Minister on Wednesday at a grand ceremony held at the Parade Ground in Dehradun in the presence of BJP top brass, Read More

Mar 23, 2022 17:51 IST

Yogi 2.0: Final Meeting on UP Cabinet Line-up Tonight at Amit Shah’s Residence; Yogi, Nadda to be Present

Ahead of the grand swearing-in ceremony of Yogi Adityanath for the second term in Uttar Pradesh on March 25, a last and final meeting to discuss the cabinet formation of the BJP-led UP government is expected to be held at Union Home Minister Amit Shah’s residence in Delhi late Wednesday evening. It is likely to be held around 7:30 pm and attended by top BJP leaders such as Yogi Adityanath, JP Nadda, BL Santosh, and Dharmendra Pradhan.

Adityanath will reach Delhi directly from Dehradun after attending the oath-taking ceremony of Uttarakhand Chief Minister Pushkar Singh Dhami. READ MORE

Mar 23, 2022 16:05 IST

Rajnath Singh Congratulates Dhami

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh congratulated Pushkar Singh Dhami for becoming Uttarakhand CM for the second time and added that he is “assured that the state cabinet will work for the development of the state”.

Mar 23, 2022 15:43 IST

PM Modi Extends Best Wishes to CM Dhami

Mar 23, 2022 14:57 IST

Punjab CM Launches Anti-corruption Helpline Number

Punjab Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann on Wednesday launched a anti-corruption helpline number that will allow people to upload videos of officials asking for a bribe or indulging in other malpractices. Mann launched the number — 9501200200 — on the martyrdom day of Bhagat Singh, Rajguru and Sukhdev and called it “an anti-corruption action line”.

Mar 23, 2022 14:45 IST

BJP's Pushkar Singh Dhami Takes Oath as Uttarakhand CM for 2nd Term

Mar 23, 2022 14:30 IST

Have Nothing to Say: TMC on Pre-poll Ally MGP Supporting BJP in Goa

The TMC’s Goa unit on Wednesday refused to comment on its pre-poll alliance partner Maharashtrawadi Gomantak Party extending support to the BJP to form the next government in Goa. Before elections to the 40-member Goa Assembly were held last month, the Mamata Banerjee-led Trinamool Congress (TMC) had forged an alliance with the MGP, the state’s oldest regional outfit currently led by Deepak Dhavalikar. The MGP bagged two seats in the elections, while the new entrant TMC could not win any seat.

Mar 23, 2022 14:16 IST

Goa CM-designate Sawant, Rajasthan BJP Leader Vasundhara Raje Present in Dhami Oath Ceremony

Mar 23, 2022 13:34 IST

We Will Leave Politics if BJP Gets MCD Polls Held Timely and Wins It: Kejriwal

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal Wednesday attacked the BJP over the “postponement” of municipal elections, saying the AAP will quit politics if the saffron party gets these polls conducted timely and wins them. His remarks came after the Union Cabinet on Tuesday approved a bill to unify the three civic bodies — North, East and South — in Delhi.

Mar 23, 2022 13:09 IST

Punjab CM Bhagwant Mann Pays Tribute to Bhagat Singh in Khatkar Kalan

Mar 23, 2022 12:35 IST

Resignation of SP Chief Akhilesh Yadav from LS Accepted

Mar 23, 2022 12:17 IST

Pushkar Singh Dhami Offers Prayers at Race Course Gurudwara in Dehradun

Pushkar Singh Dhami offered prayers at the Tapkeshwar Mahadev temple on Wednesday morning hours ahead of being sworn-in as the 12th Chief Minister of Uttarakhand. Accompanied by Mussoorie MLA Ganesh Joshi and others Dhami offered ‘jalabhishek’ at the Shiva temple located along the banks of the Tons river and prayed for the welfare and prosperity of the state. He also paid obeisance at a Gurudwara at Race Course in the city.

Pushkar Singh Dhami Offers Prayers at Race Course Gurudwara in Dehradun

Mar 23, 2022 12:14 IST

Pushkar Singh Dhami to Take Oath as Uttarakhand CM for 2nd Term

Pushkar Singh Dhami will be sworn-in as Uttarakhand Chief Minister on Wednesday at a grand ceremony in the presence of BJP top brass, including Modi. The ceremony, where the chief minister and his cabinet colleagues will take an oath, is scheduled to be held at 2.30 pm, the state BJP’s media in-charge Manveer Singh Chauhan said. Apart from Modi, Home Minister Amit Shah, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh, BJP president JP Nadda, Assam chief minister Himanta Biswa Sarma and his Himachal Pradesh counterpart Jai Ram Thakur will attend the ceremony, he said.

Mar 23, 2022 10:24 IST

Stage Set for Grand Swearing-in Ceremony for Second Yogi Government

The stage is set for a grand swearing-in ceremony of the second Yogi Adityanath government in Uttar Pradesh at the sprawling Atal Bihari Vajpayee Ikana stadium in the state capital on March 25. According to sources, an all important meeting of the BJP legislature party to elect its leader will be held Thursday evening, in which Union Union Home minister Amit Shah and former Chief Minister of Jharkhand Raghubar Das will take part as observer and co-observer. The formality of electing Yogi Adityanath as the new chief minister will be done in the meeting, they said on Tuesday. Shah will also deliberate on the constitution of the ministry in the meeting with the newly elected MLAs, they said.

Mar 23, 2022 09:20 IST

AAP Nominations for Rajya Sabha Polls a 'Betrayal' of Punjab, Says Navjot Singh Sidhu

Congress leader Navjot Singh Sidhu on Tuesday took on AAP chief Arvind Kejriwal over his party’s five nominees for the Rajya Sabha polls, saying except for former cricketer Harbhajan Singh, the rest of the nominations are a “betrayal of Punjab”. The Aam Aadmi Party nominated former cricketer Harbhajan Singh, Lovely Professional University founder Ashok Mittal, AAP MLA Raghav Chadha, IIT Delhi faculty Sandeep Pathak and industrialist Sanjeev Arora for the March 31 Rajya Sabha polls. All the five party nominees had filed their nomination papers at the Punjab Vidhan Sabha complex here on Monday. “New batteries for the Delhi remote control , it’s blinking .. Harbhajan is an exception, the rest are batteries and betrayal of Punjab ! @ArvindKejriwal,” said Sidhu in a tweet.

Mar 23, 2022 07:52 IST

A Parrikar Supporter and RSS Loyalist, Pramod Sawant Set For 2nd Tenure as Goa CM

The incumbent chief minister of Goa, Pramod Sawant, is all set to take oath as the CM again. The reason behind the Bharatiya Janata Party’s decision, according to sources, is that Sawant helped the party win 20 of the 40 seats in the Goa assembly elections, more than what it had won five years ago. Sawant took over as the chief minister of Goa after BJP leader Manohar Parrikar died in 2019. Sources said that Sawant’s name for the top post was ratified by Devendra Fadnavis, the BJP’s election in-charge in Goa. The caretaker CM was recently in Delhi to meet BJP president J P Nadda. Sawant had met Prime Minister Narendra Modi in New Delhi on March 8, ahead of poll results.

Mar 23, 2022 07:37 IST

Akhilesh Yadav Resigns as Lok Sabha MP, to Continue as MLA

MP from Azamgarh on Tuesday. Though Yadav, who had recently won from Karhal seat in Mainpuri district in the 2022 assembly election, is likely to continue as an MLA. According to sources, Yadav may be the Leader of the Opposition party in the UP assembly. The 48-year-old leader fought his first assembly election this year. Another big name and Samajwadi Party MP from Rampur, Azam Khan, has tendered his resignation from his Lok Sabha membership. Khan, who is currently in jail, will continue as an MLA from the Rampur Sadar assembly seat. The resignations from two top Samajwadi Party MPs come at a time when a new government is about to be formed in the state.

Mar 23, 2022 07:12 IST

How 'Aam' is Your Leader? Team 'Mann XI Punjab' Has 7 Ministers with Criminal Charges, 9 are Crorepatis

At least seven cabinet ministers in the Punjab government are facing criminal charges, including four who have declared serious criminal cases against themselves, a new report from the Association for Democratic Reforms (ADR) says. Punjab Election Watch and ADR have analysed the self-sworn affidavits of all 11 ministers, including the chief minister, from Punjab State Assembly 2022. “Seven (64%) ministers have declared criminal cases against themselves… Four (36%) ministers have declared serious criminal cases against themselves,” the report reads. It further says that out of the 11 ministers analysed, nine (82%) are crorepatis. The average assets of 11 ministers analysed is Rs 2.87 crores. The minister with the highest declared total assets is Bram Shanker (Jimpa) from Hoshiarpur constituency, having assets worth Rs 8.56 crore.

Mar 23, 2022 07:09 IST

Maurya, Sharma to Return as Deputy CMs? BJP Calculates '24 Results as it Chalks Out Yogi's Team

Hope for Keshav Prasad Maurya’s return as CM Yogi’s deputy has risen after the Bharataiya Janata Party decided to go with Pushkar Singh Dhami as Uttarakhand chief minister for the second time, even as he lost his own seat, Khatima. Sources told News18 that both Maurya and other deputy CM Dinesh Sharma will mostly probably retain their positions, while the ruling is open to the option of a third deputy, which may be a Dalit face, However, a final call is yet to be taken. A report in Times of India, that again quoted BJP sources, refuted claims on Sharma’s fate. The report stated that there is a broad consensus on retaining Maurya, but chances are that Sharma could be replaced by another Brahmin face, Brajesh Pathak, or someone else. A final decision on this is likely to be taken on March 24 in the presence of Union home minister Amit Shah, it said. READ MORE

Mar 23, 2022 07:07 IST

Pushkar Singh Dhami to Take Oath as Uttarakhand CM for 2nd Term

Pushkar Singh Dhami will be sworn-in as Uttarakhand Chief Minister on Wednesday at a grand ceremony in the presence of BJP top brass, including Modi. The ceremony, where the chief minister and his cabinet colleagues will take an oath, is scheduled to be held at 2.30 pm, the state BJP’s media in-charge Manveer Singh Chauhan said. Apart from Modi, Home Minister Amit Shah, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh, BJP president JP Nadda, Assam chief minister Himanta Biswa Sarma and his Himachal Pradesh counterpart Jai Ram Thakur will attend the ceremony, he said.

Mar 23, 2022 07:06 IST

Pramod Sawant to Take Oath as Goa CM on March 28

The swearing-in ceremony of Pramod Sawant as Goa’s chief minister will be held on March 28 and prominent BJP leaders, including Prime Minister Narendra Modi, will attend the event. Talking to reporters on Tuesday, Sawant said the ceremony would be held at Dr Syama Prasad Mookerjee stadium near here on March 28 at 11 am. Prime Minister Modi, Union Home Minister Amit Shah, BJP national president J P Nadda, Union minister Nitin Gadkari and chief ministers of seven BJP-ruled states would attend the ceremony, he said.

including Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

Home Minister Amit Shah, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh, BJP president JP Nadda, Goa CM-designate Pramod Sawant also attended the ceremony. Dhami said that he will provide a transparent government and fulfil the BJP’s all pre-poll commitments, including bringing a uniform civil code. Dhami will continue as the Uttarakhand chief minister, the BJP said on Monday, ending the 11-day suspense over it.

The BJP’s dilemma on the choice of a chief minister was caused by Dhami’s loss in Khatima, a seat he had been winning since the 2012 Assembly polls. In his first comments after his unanimous election as the leader of Uttarakhand BJP legislative party on Monday, Dhami said, “We will fulfil all the commitments that we made to people ahead of the polls. The uniform civil code is an important one among them and we will fulfil it too.” Dhami will have to get elected to the state assembly within six months. Some BJP MLAs and independents have already offered to resign so that he can contest the bypolls from a vacated seat.

Shortly before campaigning for the assembly polls in Uttarakhand came to an end, Dhami had promised to constitute a high-powered committee comprising legal experts, senior citizens and intellectuals to draft the code.

The BJP had won 47 of the 60 assembly seats in the state, becoming the first party ever in Uttarakhand’s 21-year-old history to return to power in consecutive elections. But Dhami failed to retain his own Khatima seat that he had been winning since 2012. After several rounds of deliberations, the party’s central leadership decided to continue with Dhami, who first became CM last July and at 46 is the state’s youngest chief minister.

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