Bhupendra Patel becomes the new Chief Minister of Gujarat
Daily NEWS Summary | 12-09-2021; Bhupendra Patel, a protégé of UP Governor Anandiben Patel, was appointed Gujarat’s new chief minister. Bhupendra Patel is an MLA from the Ghatlodia formerly occupied by Anandiben Patel.
Bhupendra Patel was Chairman of the Standing Committee of Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation and also Chairman of the Ahmedabad Urban Development Authority (AUDA). He is a provincial MLA for the first time. Previously, he was a city councilor in Ahmedabad.
Bhupendra Patel had won by a 1.17 lakh margin over Ghatlodia in recent Assembly polls. Gujarat’s BJP Legislative Party met earlier at the party’s Gandhinagar headquarters to elect a new leader to replace Prime Minister Vijay Rupani, following his sudden resignation on September 11.
The party’s high command delegated two central observers, Narendra Singh Tomar and Pralhad Joshi, who led the legislative party meeting at which a new leader would be elected as prime minister.
He will be sworn in on September 13. Union Interior Minister Amit Shah will attend Raj Bhavan’s swearing-in ceremony.
On Saturday, Rupani suddenly submitted his resignation along with his cabinet, paving the way for a long-awaited change of custody in the state. Among the names they circled to likely replace Rupani were outgoing Senior Deputy Minister Nitin Patel, Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya, Daman and Diu’s Union Territory Administrator and Lakshadweep Praful Patel, and the outgoing cabinet minister and former head of state of the RC Faldu Party.
The name of the state BJP president, C.R. Patil was also among the likely, but in a video statement he excluded himself saying that he was not a candidate for prime minister. There was a strong uproar in the party over a possible face of Patidar as the new prime minister ahead of next year’s Assembly elections. All the main contenders, including Mandavia and Faldu, belong to the Patidar community.
In Gujarat, the Patidars are a dominant caste with significant control over the political economy with their control over the lucrative cooperative sector, education, real estate and construction, and small and medium-sized businesses. The patidars form the backbone of the BJP in Gujarat, as the party’s chief prime minister in 1995 when he first came to power was Keshubhai Patel, a patidar leader from the Saurashtra region.
However, there was also another theory that the new prime minister could be from the OBC community, but there was no prominent party leader who could be elected to office before next year’s crucial elections.
Party insiders have claimed that the high command wants to present the electorate with a new face to dilute the anti-title factor after the pandemic in which the state administration under Rupani has often collapsed.
In the last legislative elections held in December 2017, the ruling BJP was barely able to obtain a simple majority with 99 out of 182 seats. Meanwhile, in addition to the chief minister, the ruling party is likely to make massive changes to the cabinet, with more than half a dozen senior members of the outgoing cabinet likely fired to infuse new blood into the government.
Delhi High Court questions West Bengal on handling requests from AIS agents seeking transfer
Daily NEWS Summary | 12-09-2021; The Delhi High Court questioned West Bengal on its handling of requests from All India Service (AIS) agents seeking to transfer between executives to other states. A bench of Judge Rajiv Shakdher and Judge Talwant Singh said the West Bengal government cited the lack of officers as the reason for rejecting the inter-cadre transfer request, without recording relevant information.
The IAS officer, in his application filed more than five years ago on April 5, 2016, requested a transfer to Uttarakhand because he had married an Indian Forest Service (IFS) agent from the 2012 batch of the ‘Uttarakhand Cadre on November 26, 2015.
Citing this fact, he submitted a representation to the central government on April 5, 2016, with a request to change his painting from West Bengal to that of Uttarakhand. The IAS official said the government of Uttarakhand had expressed no objections to the transfer and that the Department of Personnel and Training (DoP & T) was awaiting the consent of the government of West Bengal. However, on November 30, 2016, the government of West Bengal rejected his request, citing the reason for the shortage of IAS agents.
In its appeal against this refusal order, on July 22, 2021, the court set aside the order of November 30, 2016 of the government of West Bengal. The court further ordered the West Bengal government to “approve the necessary orders” on the IAS agent’s transfer request within six weeks.
The higher court accepted the court’s decision and noted that the IAS official had the right to request a transfer between cadres, in accordance with Rule 5 (2) of the Indian Rules of Administrative Services (Box), 1954 , which provides for the change of image.
Trust young people to control deviations in society’s path to peace and progress, says CJI Ramana
Daily NEWS Summary |12-09-2021; India’s Chief Justice NV Ramana said that the unity and sacrifice of young people of all faiths, beliefs and communities, who have taken to the streets to challenge authoritarian figures, have given the country democratic rights which are taken for granted today.
“The democratic rights we take for granted today are the result of the struggles of thousands of young people who have taken to the streets to fight authoritarian figures, whether during the Fight for Freedom or the dark days of the Emergency. Many have lost their lives, sacrificed lucrative careers, all for the good of the nation and of society. Trust the young to control deviations from a society’s path towards peace and progress, ”Chief Justice Ramana said in his speech on the occasion of the 128th anniversary of Swami Vivekananda’s historic speech in Chicago.
CJI, quoting Swami Vivekananda, said that young people do not tolerate injustice, neither against themselves nor against others. They did not compromise with their ideals, no matter what. They were not only selfless, but also adventurous. They were ready to sacrifice themselves for the cause they believed in. It is these pure spirits and pure hearts that form the backbone of our nation.
CJI said there is a need for young people to be aware of social realities and challenges.
Remember that any change in the trajectory of the nation always comes from your youth and your involvement. It’s up to you to build the ideal nation and society that you want to witness, ”Chief Justice Ramana said.
CJI’s words have significant significance even as recent years have seen young activists, academics and journalists jailed for sedition and students persecuted and beaten by police on the university campus.
Taliban spokesman Zabiullah Mujahid said he lives in Kabul right in front of his opponents.
Daily NEWS Summary |12-09-2021; Taliban spokesman Zabiullah Mujahid, who appeared to media for the first time in a decade at a press conference after the insurgent group captured Kabul last month, said he was alive in the Afghan capital right in front of the noses of his opponents who saw him as a ‘ghostly figure during the war.
Mujahid, who has operated in the shadows for years, also admitted to studying at the Haqqania Seminary in Nowshera, northwest Pakistan, which has also been dubbed the Taliban University or “University of Jihad.” at an international level.
Due to his dark appearance for years, it has been questioned whether the Faceless Spokesperson could in fact be more than one person. Mujahid, who was born in the Gardez district of Paktia province in 1978, said he majored in Islamic jurisprudence at Haqqania Seminary in northwest Pakistan.
Taliban government’s acting interior minister Sirajuddin Haqqani, water and energy minister Mullah Abdul Latif Mansoor, and telecommunications minister Najibullah Haqqani, all blacklisted from the The UN, and the Minister of Education, Maulana Abdul Bqi Haqqani, studied at the Haqqania. seminar, which has regularly received grants from successive Pakistani governments.
Mujahid said he became a spokesman for the Taliban after the arrest of his predecessor. He also said that he had never seen the founder of the Taliban, Mullah Umar. “But I have worked with Sheikh Mullah Mansoor and Sheikh Hebatullah,” he said, referring to Mullah Omar’s successors.
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