Adesh Kumar Gupta appointed Delhi BJP chief, takes over from Manoj Tiwari
The Delhi BJP got its new president in Adesh Kumar Gupta on Tuesday. He will take over from actor-turned-politician Manoj Tiwari.
Other than Delhi, the BJP effected change in leadership in Chhattisgarh and Manipur party units too. Vishnu Deo Sai and S Tikendra Singh were named as state party presidents of Chhattisgarh and Manipur, respectively.
Gupta is a former mayor of north Delhi municipal corporation. Manoj Tiwari, an MP, had offered to quit after the BJP lost to the Aam Aadmi Party in the Delhi assembly polls. Incidentally, Tiwari’s term was also over.
Sai was a Union minister in the first Modi government but could not contest the 2019 Lok Sabha polls after the BJP decided to not repeat any of its sitting MPs in Chhattisgarh after losing to the Congress in the assembly polls. He replaces Vikram Usendi.
The country is presently in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic, with all political action limited to virtual announcements, meetings.
The development signals, to some extent, a return of regular political activities as lockdown restrictions across the country are relaxed.
AGRA A lawyer from Lucknow has filed a petition before the court of district judge, Mathura, seeking permission to file suit in representative capacity and to restrain the Muslim community from offering prayers at the Shahi Eidgah mosque, adjoining the Sri Krishna Janmabhoomi. The petition along with application under Section 91 read with Section 92 and Section 151 of Civil Procedure Code was moved in the court of district judge, Mathura, on Tuesday.
Lucknow: A day after Prime Minister Narendra Modi's interaction with chief minister Yogi Adityanath's council of ministers for nearly four hours here on “subjects furthering good governance and ease of living for the citizens,” the council of ministers passed a resolution greeting him for completion of 8-year term as Varanasi MP and thanking him for his guidance.
A Delhi government committee tasked with fare revision of auto-rickshaws and taxis has recommended a proportionate increase in fares with respect to the rise in CNG prices in the national capital, sources said on Tuesday. Amid rising fuel prices, the Delhi government last month had set up a committee for fare revision of auto-rickshaws and taxis. The committee is likely to finalise its report by the end of this week.
All the hollow announcements and rhetoric of the BJP government that it is supplying enough and uninterrupted power to people are now exposed. The people are distressed over the unannounced power cuts. There is a public outcry over the power disruptions across the state--be it Lucknow or Gorakhpur. Akhilesh, who is also the leader of the opposition in the UP assembly blamed “wrong government policies and narrow mind-set of the BJP” for the worsening power situation in the state.
The proposal to develop the Purnia meteorological observatory, one of the oldest observatories in Bihar, into a zonal instrument maintenance centre (ZIMC) has been pending for the last five years due to the lack of required land needed for up-gradation, officials aware of the development said.