Shivraj calls last cabinet meeting of his fourth term

  • | Friday | 1st December, 2023

Bhopal: Three days before counting and results of the assembly election, chief minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan called the last cabinet meeting of his fourth term in office on Thursday.The meeting was attended mostly by top bureaucrats and only a few ministers.Sources said the meeting was called to bid farewell to outgoing chief secretaryIqbal Singh Bains, whose term ended on Thursday, and welcome Veera Rana who will take his place.No decisions were taken by the government at the cabinet meeting.On Friday, 1988-batch IAS officer Veera Rana will take charge as chief secretary of the state. She was present in the cabinet meeting on Thursday. The new chief secretary was also given a warm welcome.Bains is known to be close to CM Chouhan and was due to retire on November 30 last year. However, he was given two extensions of six months each by the Centre on the MP governments request.The Opposition Congress, meanwhile, raised an accusing finger at the cabinet meeting. Former minister and Congress candidate from Bhopal South-West, PC Sharma, alleged that calling a cabinet meeting 72 hours ahead of counting is an attempt by the BJP to manipulate the results.What is the reason for calling a cabinet meeting without any agenda? It means that the situation is unfavorable for BJP. It is a way of putting pressure on officers before counting day, Sharma said. Minister Bhupendra Singh dismissed the Congress charges, saying: It is not right to make any allegation. During the cabinet meeting today, we discussed all the work that we did in the last three years and nine months. What we will do in the future was also discussed. The cabinet meeting followed all the specifics of the model code of conduct. There was no violation.We also published the following articles recentlyExpedite formation of panel on Madigas: PM Modi to cabinet secretaryPM Modi asks officials to expedite committee formation for sub-categorisation of Scheduled Caste reservation in Telangana and Andhra Pradesh; Madiga community demands sub-categorisation for fair representation; Home Minister Amit Shah reaffirms PMs commitment to the process; Founder Manda Krishna Madiga urges Madiga organizations to support BJP in Telangana elections; Madiga community has been marginalized under Congress rule.75% of Karnatakas cabinet deployed for Telangana pollsThe All India Congress Committee (AICC) has deployed functionaries from Karnataka to campaign for the November 30 assembly elections in Telangana. Chief Minister Siddaramaiah and Deputy Chief Minister DK Shivakumar, along with 8 to 10 Congress ministers, have been actively campaigning in Telangana. The ministers are promoting the success of the five poll guarantees implemented in Karnataka and assuring voters in Telangana that these guarantees will be implemented if Congress is voted to power. Siddaramaiah dismissed accusations by Telangana CM K Chandrashekar Rao that Karnataka guarantees have failed.

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