Wednesday, Sep 18 2019 | Time 18:53 Hrs(IST)
  • No relief for Bains in DC altercation case as Gurdaspur court rejects his anticipatory bail plea
  • Delhi Govt to pay Class X, XII CBSE exam fee of 3 14 lakh students
  • MPCC demands use of ballot paper for elections, deletion of names of 44 61 lakh bogus voters
  • Boys aim to carry forward winning momentum in SAFF C'ship says Floyd Pinto
  • Petrol price hiked by 27 paise, diesel by 26 paise
  • NRC should be implemented in the entire country: Amit Shah
  • VOC port shatters two records, handles ship with highest parcel size, DWT
  • Apex court to hear writ against SC/ST act changes next week
  • Petrol price hiked by 27 paise, diesel up by 26 paise
  • Release all prisoners who have over-stayed their sentence: Sukhbir writes to PM
  • TDP leaders bid tearful adieu to Kodela, State honours rejected
  • PM to address public rally in Nashik on conclusion of Maha CM's yatra
  • Fire in Liberia school leaves 30 dead
  • Delhi Govt to pay Class X, XII CBSE exam fee of 3 4 lakh students
  • Launch Capsize : Death toll rises to 34 ; 13 still missing
States » North

UP BJP president resigns from Yogi Cabinet

UP BJP president resigns from Yogi Cabinet

Lucknow, Aug 19 (UNI) Uttar Pradesh Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) president Swatantra Dev Singh has resigned from Chief Minister Yogi-Adityanath-led Cabinet, official sources informed on Monday.

Mr Singh resigned from his post on Sunday after being appointed as the UP BJP president in July in accordance with BJP's principle of 'one man one post'.

He was the transport minister in UP ministry and his resignation was accepted by the Chief Minister immediately.

With his quitting, the Uttar Pradesh Cabinet now has 42 members, including CM Adityanath. The UP ministry can have 60 ministers as per the quota.

Mr Singh has been a two-time MLC from Uttar Pradesh and was the in-charge of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's rallies during 2017 Assembly election in Uttar Pradesh.

He was also the in-charge of 'Shakti Booth' during Gujarat Assembly election. Before the 2019 Lok Sabha elections, he was appointed as the in-charge of Madhya Pradesh.

By appointing Singh as the president of Uttar Pradesh unit of the BJP, the sources said, the saffron party is trying to consolidate the OBC vote bank in its favour as he hails from the Kurmi community.

Mr Singh belongs to Mirzapur in Uttar Pradesh but he has earned name as a political leader by working in Bundelkhand region of the state.

In 2012 Assembly election, Singh had contested from Orai Assembly seat in Jalaun district of Uttar Pradesh but had to face defeat.


More News

Punjab Rural Dept to modify MGNREGA rules for development of village outskirts

18 Sep 2019 | 6:40 PM

Chandigarh, Sep 18 (UNI) Punjab Rural Development and Panchayat Minister Tript Rajinder Singh Bajwa on Wednesday said the rules of the department, as well as the MGNREGA would be modified, to concretise the outskirts (Phirnis) of the villages of Punjab, with the interlocking tiles.

see more..

PSIEC plot allotment scam : Cheema demands resignation of Industry Minister

18 Sep 2019 | 6:34 PM

Chandigarh, Sep 18 (UNI) Senior Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader Harpal Singh Cheema on Thursday demanded the resignation of Punjab Industries Minister Sham Sundar Arora for shoddy probe into the Rs 1500-crore industrial plot allotment scam in Punjab Small Industries and Exports Corporation (PSIEC) which is under the Ministry of Industry and Commerce.

see more..

Punjab gets Krishi Karman award, Capt Amarinder hails for recognition

18 Sep 2019 | 6:23 PM

Chandigarh, Sep 18 (UNI) Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh on Wednesday welcomed Punjab’s selection for the ‘Krishi Karman Award 2017-18’ as the best performing state in rice production, terming it a noteworthy accomplishment of the state’s farmers.

see more..

Students protest against HPNLU Admin

18 Sep 2019 | 6:12 PM

Shimla, Sep 18 (UNI) Students belonged to Himachal Pradesh National Law University on Wednesday staged a peaceful protest at Himachal Pradesh law university campus, against the alleged callous behaviour of administration to address their demands.

see more..
Release all prisoners who have over-stayed their sentence: Sukhbir writes to PM

Release all prisoners who have over-stayed their sentence: Sukhbir writes to PM

18 Sep 2019 | 6:09 PM

Chandigarh, Sep 18 (UNI) Shiromani Akali Dal president and former Deputy CM of Punjab Sukhbir Singh Badal on Wednesday sought the “urgent and effective” intervention of Prime Minister Narendra Modi to ensure ‘expeditious and across-the-board release of all Sikh prisoners languishing in different jails in the country even after serving the full term of their sentence.

see more..