BJP Current Affairs - 2019

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Bhupesh Baghel to become the new CM of Chhattisgarh

Bhupesh Baghel, who is also the president of Chhattisgarh Pradesh Congress Committee, will be the new chief minister of Chhattisgarh state. Bhupesh Baghel has been named as the leader of the Congress Legislature Party (CLP) by the newly elected legislators in Raipur on 16th December 2018.

About Bhupesh Baghel:

  • Bhupesh Baghel is a politician from Chhattisgarh and belongs to Indian National Congress.
  • He is set to become the third chief minister of Chhattisgarh after the INC won the majority of seats in Assembly elections held in November 2018.
  • The assembly constituency of Bhupesh Baghel is Patan in District Durg

2018 Assembly Elections in Chhattisgarh:

  • The Chhattisgarh Legislative Assembly elections in 2018 took place to elect members of the Vidhan Sabha (Legislative Assembly) of Chhattisgarh. The elections in Chhattisgarh were held in two phases:  the first phase of elections for 18 seats in South Chhattisgarh was held on 12 November 2018 and the second phase of elections for the remaining 72 took place on 20 November 2018
  • The elections were held for a total of 90 Assembly seats.
  • The Indian National Congress won 68 seats out of 90 seats winning the majority to form the government.
  • The Bharatiya Janata Party could win only 15 seats.
  • The Incumbent Chief Minister of Chhattisgarh Sh. Raman Singh resigned from his post on 11th December 2018

Baghel will be sworn in as the chief minister of Chhattisgarh by Governor Anandiben Patel in a ceremony in the state capital Raipur on 17th December 2018.

Pu Zoramthanga has been appointed as new Chief Minister of Mizoram

Mr. Zoramthanga has been sworn in as the Mizoram’s new chief minister of Mizoram. Zoramthanga belongs to the Mizo National Front (MNF). He will be heading a 12-member council. Governor of Mizoram K Rajasekharan administered the oath of office and secrecy during a ceremony at Raj Bhavan in Aizawl, which was taken by Zoramthanga in the Mizo language.

  • This is Zoramthanga’s third stint as the chief CM of Mizoram. Previously, he has led the MNF government in Mizoram in 1998 and 2003.
  • The five cabinet ministers of the new Mizoram government are – Tawnluia, R Lalthangliana, Lalchamliana, Lalzirliana and Lalrinsanga. Mr Tawnluia will also be the deputy chief minister of Mizoram.
  • The six ministers of state in the new Mizoram government are — K Lalrinliana, Lalchhandama Ralte, Lalruatkima, Dr K Beichhua, TJ Lalnuntluanga and Robert Romawia Ralte.

About MNF:

  • The Mizo National Front, also known as MNF, is a regional political party in the state of Mizoram.
  • MNF originated from the Mizo National Famine Front formed by Pu Laldenga. The Mizo National Famine Front was formed to protest against the inaction of the Indian government towards the famine of 1959 in the Mizo areas of Assam.
  • After years of violence and underground activities, it signed the Mizoram Accord in 1986 with the Government of India, giving up secession and violence.

Recent Elections in the state of Mizoram:

  • The elections to the Legislative Assembly of Mizoram were held on 28th November 2018.
  • There are total 40 constituencies in Mizoram.
  • Mizo National Front (MNF) won 26 seats out of 40 seats in the 2018 elections.
  • Indian National Congress won 5 seats and BJP won 1 seat