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PM Modi Discussed Members of Cabinet, Held 5-Hour Meet with BJP Chief

PM Modi Discussed Members of Cabinet, Held 5-Hour Meet with BJP Chief

Two days ahead of oath ceremony, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and BJP Chief Amit Shah held a five-hour meeting on Tuesday.

According to sources, both the leaders were there to finalize the members of the Union Cabinet, who will also sworn-in on Thursday, May 30 with the PM.

After achieving the massive victory, there have been talks whether Mr. Shah would join the Cabinet or not. It is believed that Shah may join the government as he played a crucial role in the BJP’s return to power with a sweeping majority. Although, Shah himself has always evaded an answer to this, saying that he is not in the know of the matter.

Ahead of crucial Assembly Elections in Jharkhand, Maharashtra, and Haryana, a section in the BJP wants him to remain as Party Chief. It is considered that the victory in these states will take the BJP past the halfway mark by the year 2020. Sources indicated that the party needs full attention now as assembly polls in a string of states like Delhi and Bihar will be held next year.

It has been reported that around 66 new ministers may sworn-in on May 30. The list may include some new faces and states like Telangana, West Bengal, and Odisha, in which the party has done well, and are believed to have a great number in the council of ministers.

It is also indicated by the sources that key members from the previous Cabinet like Nitin Gadkari, Rajnath Singh, Ravi Shankar Prasad, Nirmala Sitharaman, Narendra Singh Tomar, and Piyush Goyal are expected to be retained in the new government. Another shocking report came up that a few previous ministers may be dropped this time because of their low performance earlier.

According to some sources, in the key ministries of finance, home, defense, and external affairs, there might be some changes. It has been reported that there is much discussion around the finance ministry. There are speculations that Arun Jaitley is unlikely to return as Finance Minister is unwell. However, a few days ago, there was a meeting held between Mr. Jaitley and finance ministry officials.

Apart from that, no major change is likely in the line-up, sources indicated. Small changes are likely to ensure representation of Bengal, Odisha and the northeast – new zones that have embraced the party but most ministers may stay.

Moreover, party patriarch Ram Vilas Paswan will remain its face in the government, the BJP’s Bihar ally Lok Janshakti Party already passed a resolution. Earlier, Mr. Paswan had said that he would like to see his son, Chirag Paswan, as a member of the cabinet. In an interview with NDTV, Chirag Paswan said that his father could represent LJP in the cabinet.

On Thursday evening, the oath ceremony will take place at the Rashtrapati Bhavan. It will be attended by leaders from BIMSTEC (Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi-Sectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation) nations. The list includes Myanmar, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Thailand and also Bhutan and Nepal.

According to the foreign ministry, all nations have confirmed their attendance.

Key opposition leaders like Chief Minister of the Delhi Arvind Kejriwal and West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee are also likely to attend the ceremony. Chandrashekar Rao, Telangana Chief Minister K, would also be present on occasion.

PM Modi Addresses Rallies in Bengal’s Cooch Behar, Tripura & Manipur

After addressing rallies in West Bengal, Arunachal Pradesh & Maharashtra, Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed some more rallies in Bengal’s Cooch Behar, Tripura, and Imphal, Manipur on Sunday.

A few days ahead of the first phase of the Lok Sabha elections 2019, PM Modi is all set to talk with people from every corner of the nation. The Cooch Behar rally is being organized at the Rash Mela ground near the Cooch Behar Palace.

While addressing in West Bengal, PM Modi started his speech by mentioning that place allotted for today’s rally has limited space and said that the reason behind it is obvious that why not many people could attend the rally.

Further, he said that Didi broke hopes of manush (people) by letting loose goons in Bengal. He mentioned that all we can see is the truth of the TMC on the one hand and the promise of ‘Ma Maati Maanush‘ is on the other hand. He blamed Mamata Banerjee by saying, Didi forgot ‘Ma’ and sided with those who raise slogans of ‘Bharat ke tukde tukde‘ only for vote bank politics. He asked from all that isn’t it an insult to ‘Ma’?

Later while favoring Mamata Banerjee, PM said that even he would not have thought that ‘Didi’ would take this path. He asserted that she tried to took a shortcut. Further, he said that unfortunately, she built a dangerous model based on politics and crime and also accepted all the shortcomings. Also, he said that no one would have thought the government here would be run like this after the rule of communists ended. Later he claimed that with the Saradha scam, these people defamed West Bengal.

While ending the rally, he said that stronger your voice would become when more “lotus” will be bloom in West Bengal. Also, he assured all that the fight for their( Bengal’s people) rights will get stronger.

After West Bengal Rally, PM Modi left for Tripura Rally. While addressing there, PM Modi said now entire opposition has only one motto that PM Modi should get out, and they all come together against Prime Minister Modi. He further asserted that they get united in Delhi even though they look like two different parties here in Tripura.

He further said that govt in Tripura is directly obtaining from the farmers and benefiting the people. He further affirmed that comprising of middlemen. Modi govt has destroyed the ecosystem of corruption.

Then he asserted that only when all the country’s resources have equal rights. Aspirations and dream of the nation will be respected. He assured that we know all the dreams and aspirations of new India’s new Tripura are huge and we respect them.

Also, he appreciated people of Tripura that whatever works for the development of the regions has been done by Modi govt is because of their support. He later mentioned- we can see the Northeast region has been neglected the most by the previous government.

He took a jibe at opposition parties and said, for them, their constitution is more important even more than the constitution of the country. He said that there was a time when these parties too had dozens of CMs, MPs, and MLAs but now they have less behind them. He said their leaders never show up on the ground with the people but are seen on television during debates.

After the Tripura Rally, PM Modi moved for a public meeting in Imphal, Manipur. There also, a large number of people gathered for the rally. He started his speech there by saying during the last five years, connectivity to the Northeast region enhanced. He appreciated the game of Manipur and said that it’s about time to show the red card to Congress for the foul as Manipur is known for football. He further said- we can see that they have played with your lives and respect, so it’s time for action.

He mentioned about Manipur’s growth and said that the state has two Lok Sabha seats now such as Inner Manipur and Outer Manipur, it shows the region has moved on the path of development.

PM Addresses Rallies in West Bengal, Arunachal Pradesh & Maharashtra

PM Addresses Rallies in West Bengal, Arunachal Pradesh & Maharashtra

Ahead of the polls, Prime Minister is all set for the campaigns. As he had recent election campaigns in Uttarakhand’s Rudrapur, Delhi, Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh & Telangana, Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed another four rallies at West Bengal’s Kolkata and Siliguri, Arunachal Pradesh’s Pasighat, and Maharashtra’s Gondia.

PM Modi launched the BJP’s national election campaign from north Bengal’s Siliguri. While addressing there, Modi took a sharp dig at West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee and stated her the “speed breaker” in the path of development.

“There is a speed breaker in West Bengal, who you know by the name of ‘Didi’. This ‘Didi’ is the speed breaker of your development.”

PM Modi told the crowd that as soon as breaker would remove, development will speed up in the area.

He said,

“I am waiting for this speed breaker to go so development can gather speed.”

He repeated his lines and said,

“‘Didi’ (Mamata Banerjee) is speed breaker in the path of West Bengal’s development. If poverty is eliminated, Didi’s policies will be scrapped. There was a chit fund scam in West Bengal and ‘Didi’s’ ministers, officials, and aides ran away with the money of my poor brother and sisters. They have looted the poor people. I am waiting for this speed breaker to go so development can gather speed.”

Further, PM Modi spoke regarding Ayushman Bharat Scheme. He said that the NDA government at the Centre launched the Ayushman Bharat Scheme, recognizing the concern of the poor. He explained about the scheme,

“We told the poor people that in case of sickness, they will be treated free of cost up to Rs. 5 lakh at hospitals and they won’t have to spend a single penny.”

Further, he said,

“But what did the “speed breaker didi” do? She put a break on a scheme which would have helped the poor.”

After Siliguri, he addressed another rally at the Brigade Parade Ground in Kolkata. There he highlighted his achievements and said,

“Whether its surgical strikes, Digital India, Make In India or Kolkata’s waterway, Who was responsible for this?”

He again stated these achievements and asked,

“All of these achievements, whether surgical strikes, air strikes, space strikes, from Kolkata to Banaras waterway, all of this is possible because of whom? Within 5 years, who did this? No, this is not because of Modi. This is because of your blessings. It is because of you, impossible is possible.”

Further talking about Air Strikes, PM Modi said that people from Opposition asked proof of airstrikes from us. He asked that isn’t it an insult of our security forces. He further said that several people have asked to show bodies of terrorists and also said all those things a drama, this is all done after his steps taken for terrorism.

After Kolkata rally, PM Modi addressed a rally in Arunachal Pradesh. There while addressing Modi took a jibe to Congress that since independence, they have neglected the northeast for the better part of the seven decades.

“Now this is a stadium where you have come in thousands. We have brought you roads — national highways, railways, connecting you to the rest of India and it’s all because you believed in me. The Congress just came to power to serve themselves that’s why they never bothered.”

Later he moved to Maharashtra’s Gondia for the campaign. There he said that many of the opposition people saying-

“It’s been long, people are now forgetting Balakot strike.”

He asked that is it possible to forget Balakot, following that he asserted that we have still not forgotten 1962 war, how can we forget this.