Amid buzz over new AAP state chief, Rajya Sabha nominees, Punjab CM Bhagwant Mann meets occasion brass in Delhi
Chandigarh, Could 17
The five-hour go to by Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann to Delhi this afternoon, to fulfill the occasion high brass, remained shrouded in secrecy whilst buzz over number of the subsequent occasion state president and selecting the 2 Rajya Sabha candidates for the upcoming polls gained floor.
Accompanied by RS member Raghav Chadha, CM Mann left for Delhi within the afternoon, after addressing a gathering of the Punjab and Haryana Bar Affiliation, and returned round 9 pm. The assembly of the Punjab Cupboard, initially scheduled within the morning, had additionally been delayed for a number of hours.
The go to comes simply days after the schedule for the Rajya Sabha elections was introduced. As many as two RS members are to be elected. These seats will fall vacant in July because the phrases of Ambika Soni (Congress) and Balwinder Singh Bhunder (SAD) come to an finish. The elections are scheduled for June 10. The final day for submitting of nominations is Could 31.
Because the ruling AAP is in absolute majority with 92 MLAs, it appears each seats can be bagged by the occasion. Sources say since eyebrows have been raised over the ruling occasion selecting two Delhi-based leaders as RS members within the elections held in March, this time the occasion needs to tread cautiously.
Get together sources say discussions on appointing a brand new state chief have been additionally held. Mann has been the state chief of the AAP since 2019. However along with his elevation because the CM, the occasion is one other chief to exchange him. The brand new state chief will reportedly additionally need to be concerned within the enlargement of the occasion within the neighbouring states of Haryana and importantly Himachal Pradesh, the place elections are due subsequent 12 months.
Aside from the RS nominations, there’s buzz about Cupboard enlargement being mentioned on the assembly. As many as seven Cupboard berths are up for grabs, because the CM Mann has inducted solely 10 ministers to date. — TNS
Cupboard meet right this moment
The Council of Ministers led by CM Bhagwant Mann will meet on Wednesday. Among the many points to be mentioned embody grant of approval to extend aid quantity for kin of troopers killed within the line of responsibility to Rs 1 crore. The ministers might mull over change in guidelines permitting the federal government to nominate directors in market committees, say sources. The hiring of patwaris, initially on contract foundation, can also be taken up.