Big Opposition Show As Congress Leaders Take Oath As Chief Ministers In 3 States


Congress leader Kamal Nath will take oath as chief minister at Lal Parade ground in Bhopal on Monday.

New Delhi: 

Three senior Congress leaders will take oath as chief ministers of three previously BJP-ruled states on Monday. Congress chief Rahul Gandhi will be flying to Jaipur, Bhopal and possibly Raipur for the back-to-back ceremonies. Besides, chief ministers of all Congress-ruled state, the Congress has invited leaders from across the political spectrum for the ceremonies that are expected to turn into a mega show of opposition unity ahead of the national elections next year.

While Ashok Gehlot is all set to take charge of Rajasthan, Sachin Pilot will be his deputy, the Congress announced on Friday. Both will take oath at 10 am on the grounds of Albert Hall Museum, an iconic 19th century building in Jaipur. Former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and senior party leader Mallikarjun Kharge are likely to be there.

In Madhya Pradesh, senior Congress leader Kamal Nath will be sworn in at Lal Parade ground around 1.30 pm.

The party will announce the name of the next chief minister of Chhattisgarh by noon tomorrow, but the oath-taking event has been planned for 4.30 pm on Monday.

Those expected at the ceremony in Jaipur include Janata Dal (Secular) chief and former Karnataka Prime Minister HD Deve Gowda, Loktantrik Janata Dal leader Sharad Yadav, National Conference’s Farooq Abdullah and Telugu Desam Party’s N Chandrababu Naidu.

Rashtriya Janata Dal’s Tejashwi Yadav, DMK’s MK Stalin and Kanimozhi, Jharkhand Mukti Morcha’s Hemant Soren, Janata Vikas Morcha’s Babulal Marandi and All India United Democratic Front leader Badruddin Ajmal have also been invited, Congress sources said.

Uttar Pradesh’s rival-turned-allies, Akhilesh Yadav and Dalit powerhouse Mayawati, who shared the stage for Karnataka Chief Minister HD Kumaraswamy’s swearing-in in May, are expected to be in Bhopal for Kamal Nath’s oath-taking, which will draw massive crowds, the party said.

“I will take oath alone,” Mr Nath told PTI suggesting that aspirants seeking ministerial berths will have to wait for some more time.

Kamal Nath will be heading a Congress government in the state after a huge gap of 15 years. Digvijaya Singh ruled the state till 2003 when the BJP defeated the Congress and Uma Bharti became the chief minister.

While Aam Aadmi Party chief Arvind Kejriwal is yet to confirm his presence at any of the events, his West Bengal counterpart Mamata Banerjee said she will send her representative.

The Congress would want an encore of the ceremony when HD Kumaraswamy took charge of Karnataka and several political heavyweights, including chief ministers Mamata Banerjee, Arvind Kejriwal and Chandrababu Naidu along with Samajwadi Party’s Akhilesh Yadav and Mayawati, sat next to each other.

The Congress ended the ruling BJP’s winning streak in India’s heartland, winning Chhattisgarh and emerging as the largest party in Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan, in state elections that are seen as the sem-finals before the Lok Sabha polls which are a few months away.

“We accept the people’s mandate with humility,” Prime Minister Narendra Modi tweeted after all results were in.

Telangana, India’s newest state, voted back K Chandrashekar Rao’s TRS and in Mizoram, the Congress was ousted by the tribal Mizo National Front.

A day before the results for the five states were announced, 21 non-BJP parties had got together for the mega meeting held at the initiative of the Congress and Chandrababu Naidu, who has taken up the challenging task of bringing the parties on the same page to take on the BJP next year. The Congress and TDP have recently ended their long-standing rivalry and are encouraging others to forget the past for the future.

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, whose rivalry with the Congress is as bitter as the one with the BJP, had also attended the meeting. Last month, the farmers’ protest in Delhi brought Rahul Gandhi and Arvind Kejriwal on the same stage for the first time.





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Rahul Gandhi Meets Leaders, Decision On Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Soon


This is the third round of discussion that Rahul Gandhi is holding before selecting the Chhattisgarh CM.

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After selecting chief ministers of Rajasthan and Madhya Pradesh, Congress president Rahul Gandhi held hectic meetings with top party leaders today to decide on the top post for Chhattisgarh.

Sources said Mr Gandhi met Chhattisgarh’s four potential chief minister candidates — TS Singh Deo, Tamradhwaj Sahu, Bhupesh Baghel and Charan Das Mahant — at his home in New Delhi and held discussions with them.

This is the third round of discussion that Mr Gandhi is holding before selecting the chief minister for Chhattisgarh, where the party has come to power after 15 years with a two-third majority.

Congress’ central observer Mallikarjun Kharge and AICC in-charge for party affairs in Chhattisgarh PL Punia were also present at the meeting.

The sources said UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi and Priyanka Gandhi Vadra were also present at Mr Gandhi’s home.

They said that a meeting of the Congress Legislature Party (CLP) is slated to be held at 4.00 pm in Raipur, Chhattisgarh.

However, it was not clear whether the announcement would be made in New Delhi or in Raipur.

The Congress yesterday named Ashok Gehlot Rajasthan’s next chief minister after several rounds of discussions lasting more than two days. In Madhya Pradesh, Congress leader Kamal Nath was made chief minister-designate on December 13. 





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Jaibhan Singh Pawaiya says action should be taken on bjp leaders who work for defeating bjp in madhya pradesh elections 2018


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JDU leaders Prashant Kishor call intellectuals meeting in patna


शैलेंद्र/पटना : 2019 के लोकसभा चुनाव से पहले सत्तारूढ़ जनता दल यूनाइटेड (जेडीयू) हर तरह की चाल आजमने जा रहा है. यूं कहें तो हर तरह का दांव खेल रहा है. जातीय सम्मेलनों के दौर के बीच जेडीयू के उपाध्यक्ष प्रशांत किशोर युवाओं से मुलाकात कर रहे हैं. इसी क्रम में बुद्धिजीवियों के रिझाने की रणनीति भी बनायी गई है. 13 दिसंबर यानी आज प्रशांत किशोर और पवन वर्मा एक बैठक कर रहे हैं. इस बैठक को लेकर जेडीयू जहां उत्साहित है वहीं, विपक्ष हमलावर.

पटना विश्वविद्यालय के छात्रसंघ चुनाव में सहयोगी भारतीय जनता पार्टी (बीजेपी) के छात्र संगठन अखिल भारतीय विद्यार्थी परिषद (एबीवीपी) को अपनी चाल से प्रशांत किशोर ने कड़ी टक्कर दी. नौबत ऐसी आ गई थी कि बीजेपी विधायकों को मोर्चा संभालना पड़ा था. वे खुलकर प्रशांत किशोर से खिलाफ बोले, लेकिन छात्रसंघ चुनाव में अध्यक्ष पद छात्र जेदीयू ने सफलता हासिल कर कर जता दिया कि उसने भी कच्ची गोटी नहीं खेली है. अब प्रशांत किशोर का बुद्धिजीवियों के साथ बैठक पर भी चर्चा हो रही है. इससे पहले इस तरह की बैठकें अक्सर बीजेपी नेताओं की ओर से की जाती रही हैं.

जेडीयू की बुद्धिजीवियों के साथ बैठक को लेकर सहयोगी होने की वजह से बीजेपी के नेता कुछ नहीं कह पा रहे हैं, लेकिन कसक उनकी बातों में साफ देखने को मिलती है. भाजपा के प्रदेश मीडिया प्रभारी नीतीश मिश्रा का कहना है कि सभी को बैठक करने का अधिकार है. जेडीयू हमारा सहयोगी है. अगर उसको फायदा होता है, तो इसका लाभ एनडीए में शामिल होने की वजह से बीजेपी को भी मिलेगा.

वहीं, राष्ट्रीय जनता दल (आरजेडी) नेता शिवानंद तिवारी तंज भरे लहजे में कहते हैं कि अगर जेडीयू बुद्धिजीवियों के साथ बैठक कर रहा है, तो अच्छा है. प्रशांत किशोर तो प्रोफेशनल हैं, वे किसी के भी साथ जा सकते हैं, लेकिन पूर्व सांसद पवन वर्मा का क्या होगा? उनकी जो पृष्ठभूमि रही है, उसे वह जेडीयू में रहकर उसे खो रहे हैं. उनकी लिखी पुस्तकों के पाठक दूसरे दलों में भी हैं. उन्होंने जिस तरह से प्रधानमंत्री नरेंद्र मोदी और केंद्र सरकार का विरोध किया था, उससे नहीं लगता है कि बुद्धिजीवी बैठक में वह कुछ कह पाएंगे. पवन वर्मा जैसे नेता का जेडीयू में बने रहना समझ से परे है. मुख्यमंत्री नीतीश कुमार ने सफाई से पाला बदल लिया था, वो रातोंरात आरजेडी का साथ छोड़ कर बीजेपी के साथ चले गये थे.

जेडीयू प्रवक्ता डॉ सुनील कुमार ने पार्टी नेताओं की बुद्धिजीवियों के साथ बैठक को सही करार दिया है. उनका कहना है कि मुख्यमंत्री जिस कद के नेता हैं. उनका नेतृत्व हर वर्ग के लोगों के बीच सराहा जाता है. ऐसे में बुद्धिजीवियों के साथ बैठक अहम है, क्योंकि इस बैठक से जो फीडबैक मिलेगा, वो सरकार चलाने के साथ पार्टी के लिए भविष्य की रणनीति बनाने के काम भी आएगा.





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Advani ‘accepts’ invite to AAP-dominated Delhi Assembly, upsets some BJP leaders


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Abhay Chautala Dares Brother’s Son, Wife To Resign As INLD Leaders


Abhay Chautala said the newly launched party will soon “start to disintegrate”.

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Moments after his nephew and Hisar leader Dushyant Chautala announced a new political outfit, INLD leader Abhay Singh Chautala today dared him and sister-in-law Naina to resign as the party’s leader and legislator, respectively, to test their popularity.

Dushyant launched the Jannayak Janata Party and unveiled its flag at a well-attended rally in Haryana’s Jind district earlier today.

The announcement came a month after Dushyant, along with his father and brother Ajay Chautala and Digvijay Chautala, respectively, was expelled from the Indian National Lok Dal (INLD).

Speaking to reporters after a party meeting, Abhay Chautala said the newly launched party will soon “start to disintegrate”.

He claimed that supporters of the Congress, the BJP and some opponents of the INLD were also present at the Jind rally.

The leader of opposition (LoP) in the Haryana assembly challenged Dushyant and his mother Naina, leader from Dabwali, to resign. “If they consider themselves very popular, they should resign. They will come to know their popularity. When they do so, by-polls will be held and people will show them the mirror,” Abhay Chautala said.

“Dushyant has been expelled from the party. He is not even a primary member of the INLD now. He should give in writing to the Lok Sabha speaker that he is not a member of Parliament representing INLD,” he added.

Abhay Chautala alleged that his brother’s camp had been working to launch a new party for over a decade now.

“They have made the formal announcement today. In 2007, they had formed Jannayak Sewa Dal and INSO (Indian National Students Organisation). They were exposed when INSO was recently dissolved by (O P) Chautala sahab. They said that he could not do so because it was a separate entity,” he said.

He asked the Ajay Chautala camp to clarify who it will support in the December 16 mayoral elections. “Let them make their stand clear. Or will they opt for NOTA?” he asked.

The INLD split following a power struggle between Ajay Chautala and his younger brother Abhay Chautala.

Assembly elections in Haryana will be held in 2019.

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On Sonia Gandhi’s Birthday, MK Stalin, Other Opposition Leaders Wish Her Before Key Meet


DMK president MK Stalin wished Sonia Gandhi on her 72nd birthday.

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UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi was greeted by leaders from across the political spectrum on her birthday, a day before the crucial meeting of opposition parties in Delhi. Mrs Gandhi turns 72 today.

Among the opposition leaders were DMK president MK Stalin and Kanimozhi who called on Mrs Gandhi. Her son Rahul Gandhi tweeted a picture of Mr Stalin greeting her with a bouquet of peach roses.

The DMK also invited Mrs Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi for the inauguration of M Karunanidhi’s statue in Chennai on December 16, according to news agency ANI.

Like every year, Congress workers celebrated outside 10 Janpath, her home in central Delhi. Top Congress leaders wished her on Twitter.

Other opposition leaders who wished her include West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee and Bihar opposition leader Tejashwi Yadav.

National Conference leader Omar Abdullah too joined the chorus and tweeted his wishes.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi wished her on Twitter. “Best wishes to Smt. Sonia Gandhi Ji on her birthday. I pray for her long and healthy life,” PM Modi tweeted.

A meeting of opposition parties to discuss a grand alliance against the BJP  for  the 2019 national elections is scheduled for Monday. The meeting also comes just ahead of parliament’s winter session, seen as the opposition’s last chance to take on the government in the house. The opposition is likely to raise several issues such as the Rafale deal, distress in farm sector, and working of the CBI.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi wished her on Twitter. “Best wishes to Smt. Sonia Gandhi Ji on her birthday. I pray for her long and healthy life,” PM Modi tweeted.

A meeting of opposition parties to discuss a grand alliance against the BJP for the 2019 national elections is scheduled for Monday. The meeting also comes just ahead of parliament’s winter session, seen as the opposition’s last chance to take on the government in the house. The opposition is likely to raise several issues such as the Rafale deal, distress in farm sector, and working of the CBI.

Mrs Gandhi, who has been facing health issues, did not campaign actively for the recently-concluded elections. She attended only one public meeting in Telangana last month.

Sonia Gandhi was born in 1946 in Lusiana, Italy. She was the longest serving president of the Congress and headed the party for 19 years before Rahul Gandhi succeeded her last year.

She was married to former prime minister Rajiv Gandhi, who was assassinated in 1991.

(With inputs from ANI)

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Lingayat Leaders Insisted On Grant Of Religious Status


Siddaramaiah accused the BJP of spreading false propaganda about him (File Photo)

Bengaluru: 

Former Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah Saturday said he was prodded by Lingayat leaders to recommend reservation for them and that his government’s recommedation to the centre to grant religious minority status had led to opposition unleashing false propangda against him.

Siddaramaiah stated this while participating in the groundbreaking ceremony of a school in Chamarajnagar district.

The Lingayat sect was founded by 12th century social reformer Basaveshwara, whose belief revolved around social justice, benevolence and piety instead of orthodoxical rituals and castism prevailing during his time.

“When I was the Chief Minister, seers following Basaveshwaras philosophy insisted that I give the religion tag to the Lingayat sect. It was they who persuaded me.”

Recollecting how Buddhism and various sects emerged to give social justice to the downtrodden, Mr Siddaramaiah recalled how the movement to recommend grant of religion tag to Lingayats gained momentum ahead of the May 2018 assembly polls.

He said the head of the Lingayat and Veerashaiva sects had demanded that the new religion be named either Lingayat or Veerashaiva.

As a middle path suggested by prominent Congress leader Shamanur Shivashankarappa and endorsed by other Lingayat leaders, it was decided the new sect be known as Lingayat Veerashaiva sect, who have faith in Basaveshwara.

“What was wrong in that? What was my mistake? But that led to false propaganda against me (by the BJP) That’s the reason that I am very careful while talking about religion,” he said.

The state cabinet had on March 19 decided to recommend to the centre grant of religious minority tag for the Lingayat and Veerashaiva Lingayat community.

The decision was based on the report of an expert committee that had recommended considering grant of recognition as religious minority to the Lingayat and Veerashaiva Lingayats.

Subsequently, the Karnataka minorities welfare department notified the Lingayats and Veerashaiva Lingayats as a religious minority, but said it would come into effect after the centre’s approval to the state recommendation.

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SP, BJP Leaders Fight On LIVE TV Show


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