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  • Raipur: On August 23, the birthday of Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel, special: We will all together fulfill the resolve of 'Garhbo Nava Chhattisgarh'

    Chief Minister of Chhattisgarh, Mr. Bhupesh Baghel has established a special identity during his nearly 08-month tenure. (This includes the ideal conduct of the Lok Sabha Election 2019 for two and a half to three months) whether it is waived short term agricultural loans of farmers, or the procurement of paddy at the support price by giving a reasonable price at the rate of Rs 2500 per quintal. With the loan waiver scheme, loans worth more than Rs 11 thousand crore of 19 lakh farmers of the state were waived. Honoring the sweat of the toiling peasants of the state, he kept the promise made to the farmers first. As soon as the Chief Minister took office, the debt waiver was completed within 02 hours. Every citizen of the state, whether urban or rural, is aware of the welfare thinking of the Chhattisgarh government. Common people have increased confidence in the government. The middle class families have got a big relief due to the removal of restrictions on the purchase and sale of small plot by the state government. Due to which about 60 thousand people got their land registered. The Chief Minister believes that all of us will fulfill the resolve of Garhbo Nava Chhattisgarh.

    Chief Minister Mr. Baghel has declared a typical Chhattisgarh by declaring new public holidays on Teeja festival, Hareli, Mata Karma Jayanti, Chhath Puja and World Tribal Day. Recently, the traditional festival of Chhattisgarh Hareli was celebrated with great pomp and show. The recruitment process of thousands of teachers started in school-colleges, Kanya Vivah Yojana assistance amount was increased from 15 thousand rupees to 25 thousand rupees. The Tendu Leaves collection rate in the state has been increased from Rs 2500 to Rs 4000 per standard bag. Many public welfare decisions like the withdrawal of land acquired by the industry company in Lohandiguda, Bastar, formation of Indravati Development Authority, power bill half up to 400 units have changed the lives of people. The incentive amount for the marriage of Divyangjans was increased from Rs 50 thousand per couple to Rs 01 lakh, increase in honorarium of Anganwadi workers and assistants, for the recruitment of Group C and D in the Municipal plant of National Mineral Development Corporation (NMDC) in Dantewada. Convinced NMDC.

    On August 15, Chief Minister Mr. Baghel announced the formation of a new district in the name of Gorella-Penda-Marwahi on the occasion of Independence Day. Apart from this, announced the formation of 25 new tehsils in the state. Rajiv Gandhi Yuva Mitan Club will be formed in all the panchayats of the state, in the first phase it will be started with 20 thousand panchayats. The purpose of the club is to encourage the youth to bring forth Chhattisgarhi tradition and culture to be comfortable, in a way they won the hearts of the youth. It has been decided by the Chief Minister not to destroy the aspirations of any poor. With this decision, any house built before 19 November 2018 will not be removed and action will be taken to distribute the lease to them. This will benefit lakhs of people residing in the state including industrial cities of the state. Taking another major decision, the Chief Minister has announced 13 percent reservation for Scheduled Caste cadre and 27 percent reservation for Other Backward Classes. This decision of the government will benefit the people of the SC and OBC communities of the state. The chairperson of the newly formed Bastar, Surguja Central Region Development Authorities has been given the local MLA in place of the Chief Minister and two local vice presidents have also been appointed. Simplifying the caste certificate, along with the birth of the child, the decision to issue caste certificate to children on the basis of the father's caste certificate is a welcome step. Under the Mukhyamantri Haat Bazar Clinic Scheme, facilities for health check-up, treatment and drug distribution are being provided in the Haat markets of tribal areas, especially the Scheduled Tribes living in remote areas. 255 markets will be developed in all the urban bodies to survive the extinct cultural heritage, the Pooni-Pasari market system. Realizing the suffering of the poor, Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel has made arrangements for putting one lakh 60 thousand families in their bank accounts for construction of one lakh 60 thousand families under the Peacock Land Peacock House. Peacock Housing - The construction of multi-storeyed flats in municipal areas has been expedited for the families affected by crossing the pond, drowning area and other schemes under the Peacock signage scheme. Due to which the beneficiary will get houses for only 75 thousand rupees. Special efforts are being made by the state government for the protection and promotion of Narva, Garuva, Ghurwa and Bari under Suraji village scheme.


  • INX Media and 5 other cases P Chidambaram is embroiled in

    New Delhi: Former Union minister and senior Congress leader P. Chidambaram was on Wednesday formally arrested by the CBI after his anticipatory bail plea in the INX Media case was rejected by the Delhi High Court. Here's a list of the cases he has been embroiled in:

    INX Media Case

    The case in which the former Finance Minister has been arrested involves alleged kickbacks received by his son Karti Chidambaram in exchange for allowing INX Media, a television company, to receive Rs 305 crore as foreign funds in 2007. Delhi High Court's Justice Sunil Gaur said that his being a Member of Parliament doesn't affect the case. He has been questioned many times in relation to this case. ED argued that the companies where money was transferred to were controlled by his son.

    In the INX Media case, the CBI had registered an FIR on May 15, 2017, alleging irregularities in the Foreign Investment Promotion Board (FIPB) clearance.

    Aircel Maxis Deal

    The case pertains to alleged irregularities while granting of FIPB approval in the Aircel-Maxis deal. The father-son are suspect in this case as well. Both the CBI and ED are probing the case from different angles. The CBI is examining how Chidambaram, while he was Finance Minister in 2006, granted FIPB approval to a foreign firm, while the Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) was only allowed or empowered to do it. The Enforcement Directorate is probing money laundering in the Aircel-Maxis case. In the case, the Chidambarams have been grilled by the agency. Their anticipatory bail is pending. The Aircel-Maxis deal is worth Rs 3,500 crore.

    Air India Purchase

    If Aircel-Maxis deal and INX Media deals weren't enough, the former Finance Minister is also embroiled in the Air India purchase case. The ED has summoned him for questioning on August 23. The case pertains to alleged wrongdoing in the purchase of 111 aircraft for Air India when he was Finance Minister in the UPA government.

    As many as 42 Airbus and 24 Boeing aircraft were slated to be purchased but had ended up in the purchase of 111 aircraft. Chidambaram will be questioned to explain the jump in a number of purchase. Chidambaram chaired the empowered group of ministers which finalised the decision to purchase the aircraft in 2009. According to the FIR, private entities were favoured. The senior Congress leader is also under the agencies in the aviation scam, involving the sharing of the profitable routes with foreign airlines.

    Black Money Case

    Last November, the Madras High Court quashed the sanction orders issued by the Income Tax department to prosecute Chidambaram, his wife Nalini, son Karti and daughter-in-law Srinidhi Karti Chidambaram under the Black Money (Undisclosed Foreign Income and Assets) and Imposition of Tax Act, 2015. The Madras High Court order has been challenged in the Supreme Court where it is pending.

    Tamil Nadu land grab case

    The CBI has initiated a preliminary enquiry into allegations that a hotel in Tamil Nadu was grabbed by a relative of Chidambaram in collusion with officials of Indian Overseas Bank (IOB).

    Ishrat Jahan affidavit case

    A complaint against Chidambaram is also pending with Delhi Police relating to the alleged manipulation of an affidavit in connection with the Ishrat Jahan case when he was Union Home Minister.

    Meanwhile, Chidambaram's wife Nalini has also been charge sheeted by the CBI in the Saradha chit-fund scam for allegedly accepting a bribe to the tune of Rs 1.4 crore. She had been granted interim protection from arrest by the Calcutta High Court in January this year.


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