But supporters of Divya, DMK’s panchayat union chairperson aspirant, refute allegations of horse-trading
Those who rallied behind Sidhu in the power tussle with Amarinder are likely to find a place in the cabinet.
The former judiciary chief known for his distrust of the West takes the reins at a tense time.
Congress leaders Komatireddy, Marri skip swearing-in of A Revanth Reddy as Telangana Congress president
Meanwhile V Hanumantha Rao, who Revanth met in hospital the very next day after his name was finalised, remained hospitalised owing to a kidney ailment.
The High Court has directed the state government to restrict the number of attendees at the swearing-in ceremony on Thursday to the lowest and strictly follow all Covid guidelines and protocol.
The government of Kerala, a forerunner in Covid management, should restrict the number to the maximum to avoid the spread Covid, said the court.
The online petition seeking a virtual swearing-in ceremony of the new government was started by Thiruvananthapuram native Arvind Soju and Binu K N.
The swearing-in ceremony will be held at 3.30 pm on Thursday. In social media, several pro-left handles had aired their reservations over such a ceremony when the Covid-19 second wave is raging
Media reports had earlier claimed that ove r700 people are likely to be invited to the function.
The suggestion comes on a day when TNIE had argued in an editorial that "the CM can set an example, and thereby create history again, by exploring the options for a virtual ceremony."
Along with him, 33 Cabinet colleagues were also sworn in by Governor Banwarilal Purohit.
She was administered the oath by Governor Jagdeep Dhankar at a low key swearing-in ceremony in Raj Bhavan, Kolkata.
The MLAs will formally elect DMK chief MK Stalin as leader of the party to assume the chief minister's office.
The swearing in will be a low-key affair and held in the Raj Bhavan.
Governor Brig (retd) BD Mishra administered the oath of office and secrecy to Khandu and his ministerial colleagues at the swearing-in ceremony held in Itanagar.