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Chhattisgarh Oath Ceremony highlights: Vishnu Deo Sai takes oath as chief minister

Chhattisgarh Oath Ceremony LIVE Updates: Vishnu Deo Sai took oath as Chhattisgarh chief minister in Raipur.
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Vishnu Deo Sai

Vishnu Deo Sai took oath as the new chief minister of Chhattisgarh in Raipur on Wednesday. Arun Sao and Vijay Sharma were sworn-in as deputy chief ministers at an event attended by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath.

Earlier, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Mohan Yadav took oath as the chief minister of Madhya Pradesh. Apart from Yadav, Jagdish Devda and Rajendra Shukla took oath as deputy CMs of the state.
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Several top notch leaders including PM Narendra Modi, Amit Shah, JP Nadda, Shivraj Singh Chouhan attended the event. Governor Mangubhai C. Patel administered the oath of office to the BJP leaders.

After the suspense over the chief ministers' names ended with BJP announcing their unusual CM choices, now there are speculations over the cabinet berths. This will likely end with today's swearing-in events at the two states.

Meanwhile, Rajasthan chief minister Bhajan Lal Sharma will take oath on December 15.

Follow all the updates here:
Dec 13, 2023 4:34 PM IST

Madhya Pradesh CM Mohan Yadav offers prayers at Mahakal Temple in Ujjain

Madhya Pradesh chief minister Mohan Yadav offers prayers at Mahakal Temple in Ujjain after swearing in. He is a sitting MLA from Ujjain Dakshin.

Dec 13, 2023 4:07 PM IST

Vijay Sharma takes oath as Chhattisgarh deputy chief minister

Vijay Sharma takes oath as Chhattisgarh deputy chief minister. He is the second deputy CM along with Arun Sao.

Dec 13, 2023 4:04 PM IST

Arun Sao takes oath as Chhattisgarh deputy chief minister

Arun Sao takes oath as Chhattisgarh deputy chief minister. Sao started his political career as a volunteer for Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP), the student wing of the BJP’s ideological fountainhead Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh. He has served as the BJP’s district president, state co-secretary, and ABVP’s National Working Committee member.

Dec 13, 2023 4:00 PM IST

Vishnu Deo Sai takes oath as Chhattisgarh CM

Vishnu Deo Sai takes oath as Chhattisgarh CM

Dec 13, 2023 3:33 PM IST

Over 50,000 people to attend the swearing-in ceremony

The swearing-in ceremony of Chattishgarh CM is scheduled at 4pm today in Raipur's Science College Ground and over 50,000 people are expected to attend the grand ceremony. Prime Minsiter Narendra Modi will also reportedly arrive at the venue in some time.

Dec 13, 2023 3:16 PM IST

Chhattisgarh swearing-in LIVE: High security deployed at the venue

Security beefed up at the venue in Raipur as many senior leaders and the CMs of other state are attending the event. Over 1000 police personnel have been reportredly deployed at the venue. Different sectors have been created at the venue for seating arrangements for special guests, media persons, and common people.

Dec 13, 2023 2:49 PM IST

Vijay Sharma and Arun Sao to take the oath as Chhattisgarh Deputy CMs

Along with Vishnu Deo Sai as CM, BJP leaders Vijay Sharma and Arun Sao will take the oath as Chhattisgarh Deputy CMs in Raipur today. Home Minister Amit Shah and other senior BJP leaders have already arrived at the capital city of Chhattisgarh.

Dec 13, 2023 2:28 PM IST

Former CM Raman Singh congratulates Vishnu Deo ahead of oath taking ceremony

Ex Chhattisgarh CM Raman Singh sent his congratulatory message to the new chief minister, Vishnu Deo Sai, ahead of the oath-taking ceremony on Wednesday.

Singh said, “My heartful congratulations to Vishnu Deo Sai, who has many years of experience, held the post of central minister and various other posts and has a clean image."

Dec 13, 2023 2:02 PM IST

Chhattisgarh swearing-in LIVE: Amit Shah, JP Nadda arrive in Raipur

Union Home Minister Amit Shah and BJP National President JP Nadda arrive in Raipur, to attend the swearing-in ceremony of Chhattisgarh CM-designate Vishnu Deo Sai.

Dec 13, 2023 1:58 PM IST

Chhattisgarh swearing-in LIVE: Raipur gets ready

Preparations are going on in full swing at Science College ground in Raipur, where the swearing-in ceremony will be held at 2 PM. More than 50,000 people are expected to attend the function.

Dec 13, 2023 1:46 PM IST

Himanta Biswa Sarma arrives in Raipur to attend the swearing-in ceremony of Chhattisgarh

Assam CM & BJP leader Himanta Biswa Sarma arrives in Raipur to attend the swearing-in ceremony of Chhattisgarh CM-designate Vishnu Deo Sai.

"I can say with confidence that BJP will fulfil all its promises in the state."

Dec 13, 2023 1:22 PM IST

Tribal MLA Vishnu Deo Sai to take oath as Chhattisgarh CM

BJP MLA Vishnu Deo Sai will take oath as chief minister of Chhattisgarh on Wednesday at an event in Raipur which will be attended by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Union Home Minister Amit Shah, senior BJP leaders and chief ministers of other states. "Like the historic victory of BJP in the elections, the swearing-in ceremony of Sai and the council of minister will also be historic," state party chief Arun Sao said.

Dec 13, 2023 12:54 PM IST

Chhattisgarh swearing-in LIVE: The decision of BJP falls in line with PM Modi’s guarantee for the people of Chhattisgarh, says Pramod Sawant

Ahead of the swearing-in ceremony of Chhattisgarh CM designate Vishnu Deo Sai, Goa CM Pramod Sawant says, "I would like to congratulate all leaders and party workers of Chhattisgarh. The decision of BJP falls in line with PM Modi’s guarantee for the people of Chhattisgarh, and the new team that will take oath today will strive to deliver their best…"

On being asked about Rahul Gandhi’s 'history' jibe at Amit Shah, he says "This is the first time unfiltered and true historical facts are coming into the public discourse, everyone should be well aware of history."

Dec 13, 2023 12:33 PM IST

Chhattisgarh swearing-in LIVE: Vishnu Deo Sai seeks blessings at Jagannath Temple before taking oath as Chhattisgarh CM

Ahead of the swearing-in ceremony, Chhattisgarh Chief Minister-designate Vishnu Deo Sai on Wednesday offered prayers at Jagannath Temple in Raipur.

Chhattisgarh Chief Minister-designate and his council of ministers will be taking oaths today in Raipur.

In the Jagannath temple, he conducted ritualistic worship of Lord Jagannath, Mata Subhadra, and Balaram Ji. Concurrently, Purandar Mishra, a Member of the Legislative Assembly from North Raipur, was in attendance.

Dec 13, 2023 12:27 PM IST

Chhattisgarh swearing-in LIVE: BJP leaders leave for Raipur to attend the swearing-in ceremony

Uttar Pradesh CM Yogi Adityanath, Gujarat CM Bhupendra Patel, Union Minister Nitin Gadkari and Uttarakhand CM Pushkar Singh Dhami leave for Raipur to attend the swearing-in ceremony of Chhattisgarh CM-designate Vishnu Deo Sai.

Dec 13, 2023 12:24 PM IST

There are no words to express the feeling: Sai's wife

Ahead of the swearing-in ceremony of Chhattisgarh CM-designate Vishnu Deo Sai, his wife Kaushalya Devi says, "We are very excited. There are no words to express the feeling. We are here due to your love and blessings. It is both luck and good work that he did..."

Dec 13, 2023 12:17 PM IST

Dilip Singh Judeo is my political idol, he brought me to politics: Vishnu Deo Sai

Chhattisgarh CM-designate Vishnu Deo Sai says, "Today, I have to take oath as the CM. My mother, wife, brother and entire family are here...Dilip Singh Judeo is my political idol, he brought me to politics. He had a great role to play for me to reach where I am today."

Dec 13, 2023 12:13 PM IST

Chhattisgarh swearing-in LIVE: Vishnu Deo Sai and his wife Kaushalya Devi offered prayers at their residence

Dec 13, 2023 11:55 AM IST

MP swearing-in LIVE: Leaders leave from the venue of the swearing-in ceremony,

Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Union Home Minister Amit Shah, BJP national president JP Nadda and other leaders leave from the venue of the swearing-in ceremony, in Bhopal.

Dec 13, 2023 11:52 AM IST

Mohan Yadav: A PhD holder and BJP's key OBC leader with RSS roots

Chief Minister Mohan Yadav, an OBC leader and three-time BJP MLA, who is considered close to the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS), started his political career when he was a student and climbed up the ladder to occupy the top post in Madhya Pradesh.

The 58-year-old MLA from Ujjain South took oath on Wednesday as the chief minister of MP.

He is the state's fourth OBC chief minister from the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) since 2003, after Uma Bharti, Babulal Gaur and Shivraj Singh Chouhan. He is also the second CM from Ujjain, after Prakash Chandra Sethi of the Congress.

Dec 13, 2023 11:45 AM IST

MP swearing-in LIVE: 3 leaders took oath

Mohan Yadav takes oath as Madhya Pradesh CM, BJP leaders Jagdish Devda and Rajendra Shukla take oath as the Deputy CMs of Madhya Pradesh

Dec 13, 2023 11:39 AM IST

MP swearing-in LIVE: Oath ceremony concludes

Oath ceremony concludes

Dec 13, 2023 11:37 AM IST

MP swearing-in LIVE: Rajendra Shukla takes oath as MP deputy CM

Rajendra Shukla takes oath as MP deputy CM

Dec 13, 2023 11:36 AM IST

MP swearing-in LIVE: Jagdish Devda takes oath as MP deputy CM

Jagdish Devda takes oath as MP deputy CM

Dec 13, 2023 11:32 AM IST

MP swearing in LIVE: Mohan Yadav takes oath as Madhya Pradesh chief minister

Mohan Yadav takes oath as Madhya Pradesh chief minister.

Dec 13, 2023 11:28 AM IST

MP Oath Ceremony LIVE: PM Modi arrives in Bhopal

PM Modi arrives in Bhopal to attend the ceremony.

Dec 13, 2023 11:27 AM IST

MP Oath Ceremony LIVE: Shivraj Singh Chouhan, Jyotiraditya Scindia arrive at the venue

Former Madhya Pradesh CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan and Union Minister Jyotiraditya Scindia arrive at the venue of the swearing-in ceremony of Madhya Pradesh CM-designate Mohan Yadav, in Bhopal.

Dec 13, 2023 11:25 AM IST

MP Oath Ceremony LIVE: Where the event is organised?

When: 11.30 pm

Where: Lal Parade Ground in Bhopal

Attendees: Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Union Home Minister Amit Shah, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, BJP president J P Nadda, chief ministers of BJP-ruled states, central ministers and more

Dec 13, 2023 11:24 AM IST

MP Oath Ceremony LIVE: Bhopal gets ready

Cut-outs of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Union Home Minister Amit Shah and Madhya Pradesh Governor Mangubhai Patel among other leaders were put up in the state capital ahead of the swearing-in ceremony of Mohan Yadav.

Dec 13, 2023 11:22 AM IST

MP Oath Ceremony LIVE: BJP leaders arrive at the venue

Union Home Minister Amit Shah, BJP national president JP Nadda, Union Minister Nitin Gadkari, Maharashtra CM Eknath Shinde, Uttar Pradesh CM Yogi Adityanath and Uttarakhand CM Pushkar Singh Dhami arrive at the venue of the swearing-in ceremony of Madhya Pradesh CM-designate Mohan Yadav, in Bhopal.

Dec 13, 2023 11:20 AM IST

MP Oath Ceremony LIVE: Yadav will take Madhya Pradesh's development and people's welfare to new heights, says Chouhan

"The new CM will take oath today and I believe that he will take Madhya Pradesh's development and people's welfare to new heights. Best wishes to him. I also welcome PM Modi, Home Minister (Amit Shah), BJP president JP Nadda, who will be attending the swearing-in ceremony," says former Madhya Pradesh CM Shivraj Chouhan

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Dec 13, 2023 11:11 AM IST

Amit Shah and JP Nadda arrive at Bhopal airport to attend the swearing-in ceremony

Union Home Minister Amit Shah and BJP president JP Nadda arrive at Bhopal airport to attend the swearing-in ceremony.

They were received by Union Minister Jyotiraditya Scindia, former Madhya Pradesh CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan and CM-designate Mohan Yadav.

Dec 13, 2023 11:11 AM IST

Jyotiraditya Scindia meets Madhya Pradesh CM-designate Mohan Yadav in Bhopal

Union Minister Jyotiraditya Scindia meets Madhya Pradesh CM-designate Mohan Yadav in Bhopal, ahead of the swearing-in ceremony.

Dec 13, 2023 10:59 AM IST

Mohan Yadav visits Khatlapura Hanuman Temple in Bhopal

Dec 13, 2023 10:57 AM IST

Maharashtra CM Eknath Shinde arrives at Bhopal

Maharashtra CM Eknath Shinde arrives at Bhopal airport. He says "It is a moment of great happiness that under the leadership of PM Modi, a new government is being established here in Madhya Pradesh..."

Dec 13, 2023 10:56 AM IST

Mohan Yadav to take oath as Madhya Pradesh CM; PM Modi, Amit Shah to attend ceremony

Elaborate arrangements have been made for the swearing-in ceremony scheduled at the Lal Parade Ground in Bhopal.

A large number of Bharatiya Janata Party workers, especially from Yadav's hometown Ujjain, are also expected to be present for the ceremony, party sources said.

Dec 13, 2023 10:41 AM IST

Gujarat CM Bhupendra Patel arrives in Bhopal to attend the swearing-in ceremony

Gujarat CM Bhupendra Patel arrives in Bhopal to attend the swearing-in ceremony of Madhya Pradesh CM-designate Mohan Yadav and Deputy CM-designates Rajendra Shukla & Jagdish Devda today.

Dec 13, 2023 10:36 AM IST

Chhattisgarh CM-designate Vishnu Deo Sai offers prayers at Jagannath temple in Raipur

Dec 13, 2023 10:28 AM IST

Jyotiraditya Scindia arrives in Bhopal to attend the swearing-in ceremony

Jyotiraditya Scindia arrives in Bhopal to attend the swearing-in ceremony of Madhya Pradesh CM-designate Mohan Yadav and Deputy CM-designates Rajendra Shukla & Jagdish Devda today.

Dec 13, 2023 10:25 AM IST

My priority would be to double the speed of our development projects: Rajendra Shukla

Ahead of the swearing-in ceremony, Deputy CM-designate Rajendra Shukla says "The people of Madhya Pradesh and our party have given me this opportunity. My priority would be to double the speed of our development projects. We will work in three fields including industries, tourism and agriculture. Our target is to make Madhya Pradesh, the best state in the country..."

Dec 13, 2023 10:16 AM IST

His focus will be on education: Daughter of Madhya Pradesh Deputy CM-designate Rajendra Shukla

Aishwarya Shukla, daughter of Madhya Pradesh Deputy CM-designate Rajendra Shukla said to ANI, "I knew my father would get a good post...I feel his focus will be on education..."

Dec 13, 2023 10:09 AM IST

Nitin Gadkari arrives in Bhopal to attend the swearing-in ceremony

Union Minister Nitin Gadkari arrives in Bhopal to attend the swearing-in ceremony of Madhya Pradesh CM-designate Mohan Yadav and Deputy CM-designates Rajendra Shukla & Jagdish Devda today.

Dec 13, 2023 10:08 AM IST

Mohan Yadav arrives at BJP office in Bhopal ahead of oath-taking ceremony

Dec 13, 2023 9:25 AM IST

Chief Ministers from 11 states are coming for the swearing-in ceremony: Mohan Yadav

Madhya Pradesh CM-designate Mohan Yadav said, "...I will take everyone together and ensure good governance...Chief Ministers from 11 states are coming for the swearing-in ceremony..."

Dec 13, 2023 9:16 AM IST

BJP is capable of giving a big responsibility to a simple party worker: Jagdish Devda

Madhya Pradesh Deputy CM-designate Jagdish Devda said to ANI, "...PM Modi is the heart of MP and MP is in the heart of PM Modi...BJP is capable of giving a big responsibility to a simple party worker...It can happen only in this party."

Dec 13, 2023 9:00 AM IST

ABVP leader to Madhya Pradesh CM: Mohan Yadav rises up the ranks in BJP to helm MP

Mohan Yadav, 58, may have been a surprise pick as chief minister of Madhya Pradesh – his name did not even find a mention among the hopefuls being speculated upon – but there’s no denying his credentials. A student leader for the Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad, the RSS’s student wing in the early 1980s, when just out of his teens; city president of the RSS in Ujjain by the mid-1990s, and then of the BJP by 2003; a first-time legislator in 2013 (he has won all three elections he contested, including that year’s); state education minister in 2020; and now, chief minister. Read more

Dec 13, 2023 8:46 AM IST

Chhattisgarh CM-designate Vishnu Deo Sai meets Governor Biswabhusan Harichandan

Chhattisgarh Chief Minister-designate Vishnu Deo Sai on Tuesday met with Governor Biswabhusan Harichandan.

Vishnu Deo Sai and his council of ministers will be taking oath on Wednesday (December 13) in Raipur, a state government official said.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Union Home Minister Amit Shah, BJP Chief JP Nadda and other leaders of the party are expected to be present at the ceremony.

Vishnu Deo Sai, a tribal face and political veteran who served as a Union Minister, emerged as the dark horse of the week-long suspense over the chief ministerial post of Chhattisgarh.

Dec 13, 2023 8:25 AM IST

‘Effect of demand for caste census’: Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury on BJP's selection of CMs

After the BJP named an OBC and tribal leader as the new Chief Minister's of Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh, respectively, Congress leader Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury said on Tuesday that this was an effect of the demand for a caste census.

Chowdhury said that the BJP has appointed the Chief Minister of Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh keeping in mind the caste equation after Congress leader Rahul Gandhi talked about the caste census.

"After Rahul ji spoke about caste census, now CMs (in Rajasthan, MP and Chhattisgarh) are appointed keeping in mind the caste equation. Modi ji is now walking on the path of Rahul ji. This is an effect of demand for a caste census," the Congress leader said.

Dec 13, 2023 8:13 AM IST

Swearing-in ceremony of Chhattisgarh chief minister will be historic, says Arun Sao

The BJP will ensure the swearing-in ceremony of the new Chhattisgarh cabinet under Vishnu Deo Sai on Wednesday will be a "historic" event which will be attended by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Home Minister Amit Shah, BJP leaders and chief ministers, state chief Arun Sao said.

"Like the historic victory of BJP in the elections, the swearing-in ceremony of Sai and the council of minister will also be historic," he told reporters on Tuesday.

Amid speculations over who will be inducted in the new cabinet and whether the state will get two deputy CMs, Sao said, "The exact number of leaders who will take oath will be known to everyone on time".

Dec 13, 2023 7:55 AM IST

Swearing-in ceremony of Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister will be historic, says state BJP chief VD Sharma

Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MP president VD Sharma on Tuesday claimed that the oath taking ceremony would be historic.

The swearing-in ceremony is scheduled to be held at Motilal Nehru Stadium, Lal Parade ground in the state capital Bhopal on Wednesday. Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Union Minister Amit Shah, BJP National President JP Nadda and others will be present at the ceremony.

"Our newly designated Chief Minister Dr Mohan Yadav and his cabinet will take the oath in the ceremony held at Motilal Nehru Stadium on Wednesday. It will be organised in the presence of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Union Minister Amit Shah and National Party President JP Nadda and will be historic," Sharma said.

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