Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel administering the oath of office and secrecy to the Parliamentary Secretaries at Chief Minister’s official residence in Raipur on Tuesday.
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14 Parliamentary Secretaries took oath in Hindi while Samri MLA Chintamani Maharaj took oath in Sanskrit
Bhupesh Baghel congratulates new Parliamentary Secretaries
Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel administered the oath of office and secrecy to 15 parliamentary secretaries at a function held at the Chief Minister’s official residence on Tuesday. Parliamentary Secretaries Chintamani Maharaj, Parasnath Rajwade, Ambika Singhdeo, Chandradev Prasad Rai, Dwarikadhish Yadav, Gurudayal Singh Banjare, Indershah Mandavi, Kunwar Singh Nishad, Dr Rashmi Ashish Singh, Rekhchand Jain, Shakuntala Sahu, Shishupal Sori, UD Minj, Vikas Upadhyay and Vinod Chandrakar took the oath of the office.
14 Parliamentary Secretaries took oath in Hindi while Samri MLA Chintamani Maharaj took oath in Sanskrit. Speaker of Chhattisgarh Legislative Assembly Dr Charan Das Mahant, Health Minister T S Singhdeo, Home Minister Tamradhwaj Sahu, State Congress In-charge P L Punia, Chhattisgarh Pradesh Congress Committee President Mohan Markam, Cabinet Ministers Ravindra Choubey, Mohammad Akbar, Jaisingh Agrawal, Dr Shiv Kumar Dahariya, Dr Premsai Singh Tekam, Amarjeet Bhagat, Guru Rudra Kumar, Umesh Patel, Anila Bhedia, Korba MP Jyotsana Mahant, MLAs, Congress leaders and officials attended the programme. Chief Secretary R P Mandal conducted the proceedings of the programme. Speaking on the occasion, Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel said that the newly-appointed Parliamentary Secretaries would get training and can learn how the governance is done under the guidance of the senior leader and Cabinet Ministers.
A successful public representative must have three qualities. The leader must have grip in his or her constituency. The leader must have administrative knowledge and thirdly the public representative must be able to perform and conduct himself well in Vidhan Sabha, he added. The Chief Minister said that Cabinet Ministers, MLAs, other public representatives and social organisations are imparting their valuable services to contain the spread of COVID-19 pandemic in State. Though the cases are increasing in the State but it is well under control. He said that the challenges are still ahead so the people must take all measures and follow the guidelines.
The Chief Minister said that policies of the Congress are helping to take the State on the path of development. Sale of tractors, two wheeler vehicles and others has increased in the state even during the corona crisis proving that there is no effect of recession in Chhattisgarh, the Chief Minister claimed. Meanwhile, the oath taking ceremony of Parliamentary Secretaries at Chief Minister’s official residence has broken all norms of physical distancing.
Though, it was expected that the ceremony would be simple with Parliamentary Secretaries appointed taking oath with few guests in attendance. But it turned out to be a function attended by people in more than expected figures. The Congress party leaders, supporters of the newly appointed Parliamentary Secretaries and Congress workers attended the function in large numbers. Outside the chief minister’s residence it was like a mela of cars and policemen trying to make arrangements for their parking. The Physical distancing norms were all in violation as people gathered at the CM’s House in more than expected numbers.