The Narendra Modi authorities plans to celebrate subsequent 12 months’s Pravasi Bharatiya Divas (PBD) with a lot fanfare in Varanasi. The occasion is normally held on January 9, the day Mahatma Gandhi returned to India from South Africa in 1915. However, this time it is going to be held on January 21 and can coincide with the Kumbh pageant. Varanasi is the Lok Sabha constituency of the Prime Minister. Bihar Deputy Chief Minister Sushil Kumar Modi is at the moment on a go to to Mauritius and that county’s PM Pravind Jugnauth is slated to attend PBD 2019. With the US President Donald Trump turning down New Delhi’s invitation to be the chief visitor for the Republic Day celebrations in 2019, there may be hypothesis that Jugnauth is likely to be invited to step in.
A binding drive
Andhra Pradesh (AP) Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu will spend Thursday and Friday in Delhi. Sources say Naidu has determined to spend a few days each week over the subsequent few months in the capital. He has given a name to ‘save the nation’, and on Thursday, is slated to meet Nationalist Congress Party chief Sharad Pawar and Communist Party of India (Marxist) basic secretary Sitaram Yechury. There is theory that Naidu may additionally meet Congress chief Rahul Gandhi. The Naidu-led Telugu Desam Party and the Congress have an alliance for the Telangana Assembly polls, scheduled for December 7, and the 2 events are exploring an alliance for AP as effectively in 2019. Naidu’s room on the AP Bhavan in New Delhi has been spruced up and a management centre arrange to monitor developments in that state throughout his keep in the nationwide capital.
Baap of all elections
The Bharatiya Janta Party (BJP) has acquired a brand new identify in Dewas, Madhya Pradesh. Local social gathering staff are calling it the Baap (father) social gathering. In 4 of the 5 meeting seats in Dewas, sons are contesting to carry ahead the legacy of their fathers. From Dewas, Tukojirao Pawar gained six occasions. After his demise, his spouse Gayatriraje represented the seat and her son Vikram Singh is trying to contest in the approaching elections. Ex-CM Kailash Joshi gained the Bagli seat eight occasions; his son Deepak Joshi, additionally represented the seat however has shifted to Hat Piplya after Bagli was reserved for Scheduled Tribes. Govind Sharma represented Khategaon in the nineties. His son Ashish Sharma is the sitting MLA and is once more in the fray. Rajendra Verma is the present MLA from the Sonkucth seat; earlier than him, his father Phoolchandra Verma contested the seat unsuccessfully.