The ten-day monsoon session of the state legislature is also going to start in Karnataka from today. It is believed that due to the swearing-in ceremony of today (Bhupendra Patel), Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai will not be able to attend the session.
Karnataka Chief Minister Basavaraj S Bommai (symbol)
Karnataka Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai is likely to visit Gujarat on Monday afternoon to attend the swearing-in ceremony of Bhupendra Patel. According to a communication from the Chief Minister’s Office, Bommai’s tentative plans will include traveling via a special flight to Ahmedabad at 12 noon and coming back at around 5.30 pm.
Bommai, who faces the monsoon session of the state legislature for the first time since taking oath on July 28, is likely to miss the first day of proceedings, where his government is under pressure over a caste census and reservation dispute. Patel will take oath as the 17th Chief Minister of Gujarat, succeeding Vijay Rupani, who unexpectedly stepped down last Saturday.
Pressure to release caste census data
The Bommai-led BJP government in Karnataka is facing pressure over the backward and dominant caste reservation demands and the release of the 2015 caste census data. If the government does not include him in the 2A category for reservation, Bommai will face a tough challenge to stop his agitation from going ahead from September 15.
The opposition is besieging the state government regarding inflation
Former CM BS Yediyurappa had assured to help them in their demands of raising their present category from 3B (Backward) to 2A (Most Backward). Congress is trying to surround BJP on the issue of inflation and caste census. Leader of Congress’s opposition Siddaramaiah is expected to reach Vidhan Soudha on a bullock cart today as a symbolic protest against rising fuel prices.
Bhupendra Patel, who has been made the new Chief Minister of Gujarat, will take oath of his office at 2.20 pm today. Two days after the new Chief Minister is sworn in, the cabinet ministers will also be sworn in. Preparations are being made in full swing for the swearing-in ceremony of Bhupendra Patel. Union Home Minister Amit Shah himself is going to participate in this function to be held in Ahmedabad. They are reaching Ahmedabad at 12.30 pm.
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