Raipur, December 13, 2008: After having failed to take any decision on the issue of Leader of the Congress Legislature Party, the 38 newly elect MLAs authorised AICC President Sonia Gandhi to select their Leader.
The first meeting of the CLP today took a one line decision authorising Gandhi to finalise the name for the CLP leader, who would become the Leader of Opposition in the 90 member state assembly and enjoy the status of a cabinet Minister.
The one line decision was taken in a charged atmosphere as no one was ready to give space to the others during the discussion.
When one group was projecting former Chief Minister Ajit Jogi as the CLP leader, his arch rivals are projecting Ram Pukar Singh and in between the name of Ravindra Choubey had also been surfaced.
Before that the central observers Janardan Dwivedi, B K Hari Prasad and state in charge V Narayan Samy faced hostile party workers when they came here to know the views of the legislatures.
Some Congress workers, opposed to Jogi camp, also used abusive language against the central leaders, when BJP leaders were closely watching the incident while sitting in the treasury bench.
Just ahead of the Lok Sabha election Prime Minister Narendra Modi will gift his native state Gujarat developmental projects worth 52,250 crore, official sources said today.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi today inaugurated, dedicated to the nation and laid the foundation stone for multiple development projects worth over Rs 34,400 crore for Chhattisgarh.
Union Home Minister and top BJP leader Amit Shah today launched the election campaign for the party for Chhattisgarh, where it has 9 seats whereas 2 seats are with Congress.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi will gift Chhattisgarh Rs 34,400 crore worth of various projects and address the ‘Viksit Bharat Viksit Chhattisgarh’ programme on February 24, next.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi will visit Gujarat today and Uttar Pradesh tomorrow, official sources said.
President Droupadi Murmu, Vice President Jagdeep Dhankhar, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Home Minister Amit Shah among other top leaders wished the Chief Minister Vishnu Dev Sai on his birthday today.