New Delhi: After it became clear that BJP would be a forming government in both Maharashtra and Haryana on Thursday, 24 October 2019, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that in the last 50 years in Maharashtra, not a single Chief Minister has been able to serve continuously for the entire 5 years.
Devendra Fadnavis got the opportunity to work continuously as Chief Minister for 5 years, the Prime Minister said addressing party workers at the BJP headquarters here.
In Maharashtra, we did not get an absolute majority in the last election, in Haryana we got a majority of just 2 seats, despite this, the two Chief Ministers served the people with integrity for 5 years, The PM said.
Union Home Minister Amit Shah said that the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has emerged victorious in both Haryana and Maharashtra assembly elections and expressed gratitude to the people of these states for reposing faith in the party and giving it another opportunity to serve them.
In Madhya Pradesh, Congress party candidate, former Union Minister and State Congress unit chief Kantilal Bhuria has won the bye election for the Jhabua Assembly seat. He defeated his nearest rival Bhanu Bhuriya of the BJP by 27804 votes. This victory is like a feather in teh cap of Chief Minister Kamal Nath and the election result would take the wind out of the main Opposition BJP, which has been bent upon destabilising the State Congress Government enjoying majority with outside support
Bhopal : Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan recently met with BJP (Bhartiya Janata Party) members and discussed matters regarding the organisational elections here at Bhopal. Chief Minister expressed his views on the recently occurred Jhabhua blasts, and candidly spoke to party members about how he had personally taken the tradegy and what he felt about it. Elaborating on the blasts, its impact and the damage that was caused to people in the area, Chauhan said that the tragedy that occurred in Jhabua`s Petlawad town was the saddest incident of his life which has posed a challenge to the political leadership and administration. Expressing the fast action that his government had taken to provide relief to the aggrieved, as well as relief measures to the family members of deceased, Chauhan stated that prompt action taken up by his ruling government had provided some reprise to the Petlawad affected families, and the public anger that erupted after blasts in Jhabua district has subsided as people are satisfied the state government is working over their concerns.
Taking a view on law and administration matters concerned with this tragedy, Chauhan stated that all those who had been found responsible for the blast, especially those who were found guilty based on prima facie evidence, have been punished. Further, a reward of Rs.1 lakh has been announced over the head of the main accused. Chauhan said – Our effort is to bring life in Petlawad town on track. A cancer affected child who lost his father in the incident is being sent to Ahmedabad for treatment. The government would bear the entire medical expenditure of the injured.
On his visit to the blast site recently, Chauhan expressed some satisfaction over response that he could gather from the localites. Chauhan said – A candle march has been taken out in Petlawad and the anger has subsided. When I returned from there, people raised slogans to express thanks and satisfaction over my work.
Opposition had been taking a continuous dig at the failure of ruling Shivraj government since the attacks. CM Chauhan took cognizance of opposition’s criticism and clarified to the party members that the Congress must be condemned in in strong words for playing dirty politics on human tragedy.
A total of 88 people were killed and over 100 injured in a gas cylinder blast on Saturday in Petlawad town`s Sethia Hotel and another blast in a nearby godown belonging to Rajendra Kaswa where explosives used in mining were stored.
Jhabua, Madhya Pradesh: Chief Minister of the central Indian State of Madhya Pradesh Shivraj Singh Chouhan today inspected the spot at Petlawad in Jhabua district where an explosion triggered by gelatin sticks stored at a house yesterday claimed more than 100 lives.
The Chief Minister has ordered a judicial probe into this incident. The sub-divisional magistrate and SDOP have been removed and the entire police station staff of the area is also being changed.
The Chief Minister announced that the kin of the deceased will be given Rs. 5 lakh each and shall be provided jobs on eligibility basis. Taking a stern posture he said that the accused will not be spared in any case. He also announced a Rs. one lakh reward for any one giving a tip-off in this case.
The Chief Minister went to the Petlawad community health centre and met the injured. He assured the families of the injured that the state government will bear their treatment expenses both within and outside the state.
The Chief Minister also visited the crematorium where the bodies of the blast victims were being consigned to flames and paid tributes to the deceased.
The Chief Minister will visit Petlawad again on Monday morning and go to several villages to console the bereaved families.
Jhabua, Madhya Pradesh: A massive explosion near a restaurant at Patlawad in Jhabua district in western Madhya Pradesh this morning left in its wake 82 dead and more than 150 persons injured.
According to unconfirmed reports, the explosion was triggered by gelatin sticks kept with LPG cylinders at a house near the restaurant. It is learnt that these explosives were kept for mining purpose.
Three houses and the restaurant were turned into rubble by this explosion and the death toll is expected to rise. At the time of the explosion, many school children were eating breakfast at the restaurant.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi has condoled the loss of lives due to the cylinder blast in Jhabua.
A statement from the PM said: “Extremely pained at the loss of lives due to the cylinder blast in Jhabua. My deepest condolences to the families of the deceased.”
“I wish all those injured a speedy recovery. MP Govt. is monitoring the situation closely”, the Prime Minister said.
State Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan has also condoled the loss of lives and offered compensation of Rs 200,000 to the families of the dead and Rs 50,000 to the injured victims.
In Bhopal, the state capital, the Vishwa Hindi Sammelan (World Hindi Conference) organised jointly by the Union Ministry of Extrenal Affairs and Madhya Pradesh Government continued despite the explosion and a large number of casualties in tribal dominated Jhabua district and there was the usual festive mood on the concluding day.
Bhopal: When different sections of media were raising the issue of the large number of deaths of those facing charges in the Vyapam (Madhya Pradesh Professional Examination Board) scam case, Akshay Singh, a journalist with national TV channel Aaj Tak, who was covering the Vyapam scam, today died in Jhabua district of Madhya Pradesh.
Singh had been sent from Delhi on a special assignment to cover the Vyapam scam. He was in Jhabua after covering the first leg of his assignment in Gwalior and Indore. The cause of his death is still to be ascertained.