Thursday, 27 January, 2022
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Topic: Chief Minister

Five boxes BJP leaders need to tick to become a chief minister in Modi-Shah era

A look at the background of 22 CMs who occupied the coveted chair under Modi-Shah's watch throws up common elements. ThePrint analyses the 5 boxes leaders need to tick to become CM.

Gujarat CM Bhupendra Patel holds review meeting on flood situation in Saurashtra region

Heavy rains battered parts of Saurashtra region Monday and low-lying areas got flooded. Patel has instructed the authorities to airlift stranded people in rain-hit Jamnagar district.

New Gujarat CM Bhupendra Patel is engineer, builder, Dada Bhagwan devotee who ‘has no enemies’

Patel, a first-time MLA, was picked to replace Vijay Rupani, who resigned. He has worked with Modi when he was Gujarat CM, but never served as minister.

New Gujarat CM Bhupendra Patel is BJP’s olive branch to Patidars, Anandiben Patel convinced PM

Bhupendra Patel is a low-profile first-time MLA, but has been selected to lead the BJP into next year’s assembly polls instead of Vijay Rupani, who resigned a day before.

BJP MLA Bhupendra Patel to be new Gujarat Chief Minister

Patel (59) was unanimously elected BJP legislative party leader Sunday. His name was proposed by former Gujarat CM Vijay Rupani who had resigned from his post a day earlier.

BJP calls legislative meet to decide next Gujarat CM after Vijay Rupani’s resignation

Union ministers Narendra Singh Tomar and Prahlad Joshi have been appointed as central observers for the legislature meeting to elect the new CM, Gujarat BJP spokesperson said.

Covid, connectivity, climate – CM Himanta Biswa Sarma has early mover advantage in Assam

From visiting Covid patients at 2:30 am to giving deadlines for Dispur flyover, Himanta Biswa Sarma has hit the ground running as CM.

PM Modi speaks to CMs of Punjab, Karnataka, Bihar & Uttarakhand on Covid situation

PM Modi has been speaking to chief ministers and lieutenant governors of union territories for the last few days to assess the pandemic situation in the states.

Mamata Banerjee lost in Nandigram but she will still take oath as CM tomorrow. Here’s how

Under Article 164(4) of the Constitution, an unelected member can assume office as CM but he or she has to either win a bypoll or get elected to the Legislative Council within six months to retain the position.

Maharashtra’s double whammy with Covid, and West Bengal’s political ‘khela’

The best cartoons of the day, chosen by the editors at ThePrint.

On Camera


Imran Khan, chairman of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf, in Lahore | Asad Zaidi/Bloomberg

Imran Khan is losing the plot. Someone’s chair is about to be pulled again

There is ‘tamasha’ going on in Pakistan. And Imran Khan is having a visible meltdown, while Nawaz Sharif is bemoaning a dead leopard.
Representational image | Photo: Pixabay

India’s economic indicators flash early warning signs for rebound

While the needle on a dial measuring the so-called ‘Animal Spirits’ remained stable, top producers signaled weakness as 2021 wound down.


The photo of former PM Indira Gandhi with the three former service chiefs | Photo: Wikimedia Commons

‘Mystery’ brochure on 1971 War crops Indira Gandhi, Jagjivan Ram from images, courts controversy

Both images show the then service chiefs, but the former PM and defence minister is removed from them.

Modi vs non-BJP CMs: When most popular isn’t all-powerful & why Centre-state ties will worsen

Modi’s inability to win many states, and the huge popularity his rivals enjoy there, is pushing Indian politics in a more robustly federal direction.