15052023-TT-01.qxd 5/14/2023 11:04 PM Page 1 13 CHANDIGARH | GURUGRAM | JALANDHAR | BATHINDA | VOL. 143 NO. 133 | 12 PAGES | ~5.00 | REGD. NO. CHD/0006/2021-2023 ESTABLISHED IN 1881 HIMACHAL PRADESH ERDOGAN FACES TOUGH CHALLENGE AS VOTING ENDS IN TURKIYE WORLD /thetribunechd POLICIES MUST FOCUS 928 MORE MILITARY-USE ON WATER-FOOD-ENERGY ITEMS BARRED FROM TRIAD BUSINESS IMPORT BACK PAGE TERRORIST HIDEOUT BUSTED IN ANANTNAG AFTER GUNFIRE J&K monday | 15 may 2023 /thetribunechd www.tribuneindia.com CLP authorises Kharge to pick Karnataka CM Observers to submit report| Name may be announced today Tribune News Service New Delhi, May 14 In the midst of suspense over who would be the next Chief Minister of Karnataka, a meeting of the Congress Legislature Party (CLP) on Sunday passed a resolution unanimously authorising party president Mallikarjun Kharge to name the occupant of the coveted post. The name is expected to be announced on Monday, with sources saying frontrunners ex-Chief Minister Siddaramaiah and state Congress chief DK Shivakumar may arrive in the Capital on Monday and meet Kharge and Rahul Gandhi before the final decision is declared. Sources said Siddaramaiah, 75, may finally be picked as Shivakumar, 60, has age on his side. Siddaramaiah’s “this is my last election” campaign line also clicked in the state. Further, he has been a CM in the past and the only one apart from Congress’ late Devraj Urs to complete a full five-year term. The Congress is also mulling other formulas, including having a Deputy IN BRIEF Former Karnataka CM Siddaramaiah, state Congress president DK Shivakumar and others at the CLP meeting in Bengaluru. ANI Tribune News Service New Delhi, May 14 After its Karnataka loss, the BJP is all set to embark on a massive national outreach covering all 545 Lok Sabha constituencies and reaching as many homes as possible with the message of government achievements under nine years of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s rule. Top Union ministers, BJP office-bearers and state CMs will engage with over one lakh eminent families across all parliamentary constituencies and 250 families per LS segment in an unprecedented ground connect the party has finalised to mark nine years of the BJP dispensation. The month-long outreach called “Maha Jansampark Abhiyaan” will commence from May 30, the day Modi government completes nine years in office, until June 30. Details of the plan, accessed by The Tribune, say PM Modi will kickstart the national outreach plan with a mega rally in May-end. picked finally as Shivakumar, 60, has age on his side ■ His campaign line “this is my last election” clicked in state ■ Congress mulling multiple for- ■ Has been CM in the past, and mulas, including Dy CM’s only one apart from Cong’s post, to dispel any rebellion late Devraj Urs for full term Kharge to name the new CM. AICC general secretary (organisation) KC Venugopal and general secretary incharge of Karnataka Randeep Singh Surjewala also took part in the meeting of the 135 newly elected Congress MLAs convened to choose the CLP leader. continued on page 9 edit: Karnataka mandate New Delhi, May 14 External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar today invited the European Union to participate in the Indo-Pacific and offered India’s role in diversifying the economy, while suggesting the need for a regular, comprehensive and candid India-EU dialogue on the Indo-Pacific that is not limited to the crisis of the day. He was speaking at the EUIndo-Pacific Ministerial Forum (EIPMF) at Sweden. “The more the EU and IndoPacific deal with each other, the stronger will be their respective appreciation of multipolarity. A multipolar DIVERSIFICATION KEY ❝ Globalisationoverwhelming reality… Recent events have External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar discusses global issues with Austrian Foreign Minister Alexander Schallenberg in Stockholm. ANI world is feasible only by a multipolar Asia,” said Jaishankar, who also held discussions with several of his EU counterparts on a range of bilateral issues, including 1986-batch IPS officer to head probe agency for two years CISCE Class X, XII results declared New Delhi, May 14 Karnataka Director General of Police Praveen Sood has been appointed the next Director of the Central Bureau of Investigation for a two-year term, a government order said on Sunday. The 59-year-old, who was picked from a panel of three senior IPS officers, will take charge after incumbent Subodh Kumar Jaiswal completes his tenure on May 25. Sood is a 1986-batch Indian Police Service (IPS) officer of the Karnataka cadre and the HIMACHAL CONNECT ■ Kangra-born Praveen Sood, 59, is the senior- PRAVEEN SOOD most IPS officer in the country after Subodh Kumar Jaiswal, the current CBI chief ■ Will take charge after the incumbent CBI chief completes term on May 25 ■ An alumnus of IIT-Delhi, IIM-Bangalore and Syracuse University in New York, the DGP is scheduled to retire in 2024 DISSENTING NOTE BY CONG’S ADHIR RANJAN? Cong leader Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury, who was part of the high-powered committee to make the selection, reportedly gave a dissenting note. However, there is no official word on it seniormost IPS officer in the country after Jaiswal. His name was cleared on Satur- day at a meeting of a highpowered committee comprising continued on page 9 NEW DELHI: The Council for the Indian School Certificate Examinations on Sunday declared Class X and XIIresults. BACK PAGE Clash in Akola over media post, 1 dead Unlike Sangrur, meticulous planning worked for AAP SanjeevSingh Bariana AKOLA: One person was killed Tribune News Service after a clash broke out between two communities in Akola over a social media post. BACK PAGE Chandigarh, May14 Opposition parties might accuse it of misusing official machinery in the Jalandhar Lok Sabha bypoll, the ruling AAP has proved meticulous planning and populist measures can work wonders in any electoral battle however tough it may be. AAP’s Sushil Rinku defeated Karamjit Kaur Chaudhary of the Congress by 58,691 votes, becoming his party’s only MP in the Lok Sabha. With the victory, AAP not only breached the citadel of the Congress — it held the seat for 24 years — but also Jaipur blasts: SC to hear pleas of victims’ kin NEW DELHI: The SC will hear an appeal by families of victims of the 2008 Jaipur blasts, challenging acquittal of four men. PTI HRTC drivers protest, night service hit SHIMLA: The HRTC Drivers’ Union has decided to stop the night services from midnight over pending dues. INSIDE JALANDHAR BYPOLL MURDER OF DEMOCRACY ❝ All saw the misuse of govt machinery on the polling day. We request the EC to ensure people’s trust in it isn’t shaken. Vikramjit Chaudhary, MLA INSIDE ensured that former allies Akali Dal and BJP continued to remain irrelevant in Punjab’s politics despite restrategising after parting ways. Unlike the Sangrur Lok Sabha bypoll, which came less than three months after continued on page 9 46%, Punjab top contributor to wheat pool High yield despite unseasonal rain during harvesting season Karam Prakash Tribune News Service New Delhi, May 14 Despite the onslaught of inclement weather which continued right till the end of the harvesting season, Punjab has once again become the largest contributor to the national foodgrain pool. Over 46 per cent of the total wheat purchased by the Food Corporation of India so far is from Punjab. The nation’s wheat sock has already been replenished this year and put India in a comfortable position in terms of food security. The FCI has procured continued on page 9 CENTRAL POOL State PUNJAB MP HARYANA RAJASTHAN UTTAR PRADESH Principal objectives of the plan, as identified by the BJP , are to “take the message of gov- Says EU must step in Indo-Pacific, cites supply chain constraints Karnataka DGP Sood next CBI chief Tribune News Service Month-long campaign to start with PM’s mega rally on May 30 ernment achievements to every citizen and ensure the readiness of party organisation”. A two-member central team consisting of a Union minister and a BJP national officebearer will lead the outreach in every LS seat while a 14member central BJP team will monitor progress of the plan. Similar monitoring and implementing teams will work at the state, district and mandal levels, it is learnt. The drive will have three phases. The first will be till May 25, by when all states Tribune News Service ■ Siddaramaiah, 75, may be ter Siddaramaiah and state party president Shivakumar gather outside the hotel in Bengaluru, raise slogans CM, to placate a potential rebellion. The CLP meeting was held in Bengaluru in the presence of three central observers appointed by Kharge — Sushilkumar Shinde (former Maharashtra CM), Jitendra Singh (AICC general secretary) and Deepak Barbaria (former general secretary). It passed a oneline resolution authorising Aditi Tandon Fair world order feasibleifAsia multipolar: EAM SHIVAKUMAR, SIDDARAMAIAH FRONTRUNNERS ■ Supporters of ex-Chief Minis- Pan-India outreach to mark 9 years of Modi rule Wheat procured 120.26 68.85 62.6 3.49 1.92 (FIGURES IN LAKH METRIC TONNES) CM Khattar says Haryana ready for simultaneous polls Geetanjali Gayatri Tribune News Service Chandigarh, May 14 With Assembly elections in Haryana slated for October next year, four months after the General Election in May, and CM Manohar Lal Khattar declaring his government was “poll ready,” political circles are abuzz with talk of simultaneous polls. LS ELECTIONS IN MAY 2024, ASSEMBLY POLL LATER IN OCT Prime Minister Narendra Modi has time and again pitched for “one nation, one election”. Not ruling out such a possibility, Khattar, on a three-day tour of Sirsa for the Jan Samvad programme that concluded on Sunday, maintained that his government and the party (BJP) were ready for simultaneous polls, adding that holding parallel elections was the prerogative of the Election Commission. Sources said the CM had completed the Jan Samvad programme in eight districts and a plan was already in place for the remaining districts. A senior BJP leader, continued on page 9 c m y b strengthening ties amid the Russia-Ukraine conflict. “The EU has major stakes in Indo-Pacific developments, especially as these pertain to technology, con- highlighted problems with economic concentration, as also need for diversification. S Jaishankar, EXTERNAL AFFAIRS MINISTER nectivity, trade and finance,” he said, adding it had to be seen in context of observance of United Nations Convention on the Law of the continued on page 9 have been told to identify 250 influential families per parliamentary seat and social media influencers for the purpose of engagement with leaders. The second phase from May 29 to June 20 will witness 51 rallies at the parliamentary and Assembly segment levels to energise the cadres and engage the voters with positive messages of government delivery. The third phase from June 20 to 30, which will see mass outreach by 16 lakh BJP workers across all LS seats. continued on page 9 Tribal MLAs restive, Manipur CM in Delhi to meet PM DELHI: Embattled Manipur Chief Minister N Biren Singh, along with four of his Cabinet colleagues, arrived in Delhi on Sunday to meet PM Narendra Modi and Home Minister Amit Shah. The visit comes after a demand by 10 tribal MLAs of the Chin-Kuki-Mizo-Zomi faction for separate administration of their region in the wake of the recent clashes between the majority Meiteis and tribal Kukis that left over 50 dead. Of these 10 MLAs, seven are from the BJP two from the Kuki Peo, ple’s Alliance (KPA) and one is an Independent. BACK PAGE NEW
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